Hugo Lloris: Top-four finish Spurs’ priority


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Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists securing a top-four finish in the Premier League remains Tottenham’s main priority this season.

Spurs were being touted as potential title challengers but defeats to Wolves and Manchester United over recent weeks appear to have ended their chances.

Instead, the north Londoners now find themselves just a point ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea and seven clear of Arsenal and United, with the Red Devils moving back into the top-four reckoning courtesy of their recent five-match winning run.

Captain Lloris is certainly looking over his shoulder at the teams behind Spurs but insists they have never got too far ahead of themselves.

“We are still involved in four competitions but the main thing is to finish in the top four,” Lloris was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “We have said that from the beginning and we have not changed our mind.”

Spurs have crucial games to come in the Carabao Cup – where they hold a 1-0 lead over Chelsea heading into the second leg of their semi-final tie – as well as the FA Cup and Champions League.

Lloris knows Spurs, who are priced at 1.14 to finish in the top four, are entering a potentially pivotal stage of their season.

“In the League Cup we have an advantage but it is going to be tough at Stamford Bridge – even though we are in a good position,” the France international added.

“Then there is the FA Cup and Champions League coming quick, so there is not time to think too much, just time to recover and be ready in our minds for fighting.”

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