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Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has said that Mauricio Pochettino’s brand of football at Tottenham deserves to be rewarded with a trophy.

Tottenham currently sit fourth on the Premier League log and having faced an elimination from the UEFA Champions League already, the only viable option of winning the silverware this season remains the FA Cup. The Lilywhites have been drawn against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the semi-final of the competition, and despite the fixture being in Wembley, Tottenham will be gracing the away dressing room.

The two sides have already met twice this season and have won a game apiece at their respective homes.

What Tottenham will be aiming this season apart from winning the FA Cup, is to end their campaign as high as possible and judging by the look of things, at least a third spot looks quite achievable. As things stand right now, the Lilywhites will be welcoming Chelsea at Wembley soon after the international friendlies and although the Blues already are five points behind them, a victory would put Tottenham ahead of Liverpool in the standings.

A third-place finish would only guarantee a Champions League spot for next season and skipper Hugo Lloris is of the belief that his team deserves a trophy simply because of Mauricio Pochettino’s ‘attractive’ brand of football.

“We want a trophy because I think we deserve a trophy,” Lloris told The Associated Press.

“It’s just because we play so attractive football. I think people enjoy the way we play because we are a very positive team with a lot of energy. The way we play football is a bit risky but we create a lot of chances.” 

Tottenham’s last trophy win came way back in 2008 when we defeated Chelsea in the League Cup.

Talking about the FA Cup fixture against Manchester United, the captain said that his team can certainly win the title because all of his teammates have the same ambition.

“We need to step up a level every time that we can and we still have a good opportunity with the cup,” he said

“We have all the same ambition, just to win something and try to put this club at the highest level in football. I think we are going in the right way. We need to win trophies, obviously, but step by step we will arrive. We have no doubt about that.”

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“What a player he was”, “Great goal” – Some Spurs fans go down memory lane about former superstar’s incredible goal

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Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle was in the news recently as he ripped Tottenham’s defence to shreds post our defeat at San Siro.

The former player and manager wasn’t happy with the lack of commitment from the team and did make sense while criticising some players.

The Tottenham Twitter account posted an old video of Hoddle in his prime. The former player scored a wonderful goal in 1983 as he produced magic against Watford.

The touch, the turn and the finish are unbelievable, to say the least. The 60-year-old now enjoys his time as a pundit but is one of the best English players of his time and this goal more than proves it.

The midfielder won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup with us during the 80s and it is no wonder some Spurs fans turned the clock back and praised Hoddle.

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Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club

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Former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has refuted claims from Mauricio Pochettino which suggested the player wanted to leave Spurs.

The Daily Mail reports that Pochettino’s book claimed that Walker wanted to leave at the end of the 2016/17 season.

However, the Manchester City man claims the Argentine did not view the defender as part of his plans. Walker was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:

“He told me I wasn’t in his plan.”

The Englishman was further upset about Pochettino revealing these details which he thought was private.

“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.

“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.”

The right-back claimed he got his chances due to the manager but wanted everyone to know what really happened regarding his transfer to City.

Walker did pick up a Premier League title with Pep Guardiola last season but expressed his gratitude as well.

“I was young, needed to improve and he improved me.

“He taught me to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.”

The 28-year-old is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League but it was a bit concerning when we sold him and only had Kieran Trippier in the side.

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Tottenham have two quality right-backs in Serge Aurier and Trippier and the Englishman has certainly improved a lot in the last season or so.

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Former Tottenham manager blasts star for performance against Brighton

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Tottenham might have come up with all three points against Brighton but former manager Harry Redknapp was not happy with our defending in the final minutes of the game.

Spurs had raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. However, Anthony Knockaert pulled one back for the hosts in the 93rd minute.

The Seagulls star had another chance in the 95th minute but shot straight at Paulo Gazzaniga and Redknapp was quoted by Football.london as he had a go at Danny Rose.

The Englishman was responsible for the first goal we conceded and was in attack mode during stoppage time too.

“He [Pochettino] will be bothered by that last minute because it was a nightmare. It’s a poor goal. They’re stretched.

“At this stage of the game you’ve got no need. You’ve got to manage the game not get yourself stretched like that with two minutes to go. Danny Rose shouldn’t be going forward if he’s exhausted. Stay where you are. Keep the clean sheet. Defend first and foremost.”

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The former manager is right as we suffered a similar fate against Inter Milan a few days earlier. Two late goals from the Italians meant we started our Champions League journey with a loss and we could have dropped more points at the Amex too.

Fortunately, we held on for three points but Pochettino has a lot of work to do before we play like we did last season.

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Spurs are already six points behind league leaders Liverpool and we cannot afford any more mistakes for the remainder of the campaign.

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