Previously linked to Man United, Hugo Lloris says he’s still at Spurs because of Mauricio Pochettino [L’Equipe]

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French daily L’Equipe have spoken to Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris this weekend, before Spurs take on Everton today in the Premier League.

Have won their last three games in a row in the league, Tottenham are now considered the dark horses to win the Premier League after Arsenal, Man City and Leicester.

The Lillywhites are fourth in the division, and if they can win at Goodison Park this weekend they’ll have a five point buffer over 5th placed Man United, while they will only be four points off the Gunners in first place.

Looking at Spurs’ squad, they arguably only have one truly world class player: goalie Hugo Lloris.

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The French number one has now revealed to L’Equipe that had it not been for manager Mauricio Pochettino, he may have left White Hart Lane already. Lloris revealed:

I’ve flourished completely here. I can even say that since the arrival of Pochettino I found new benchmarks. 

My second season here was complicated, I had kept a certain level of performance but collectively there were too many gaps and it had been against the big teams. 

I had not felt a strong club, but rather an unstable one, with a coaching change in the middle of the season, just the opposite of what I like to see in football. I was actually asking myself questions until Pochettino arrived.

Lloris was linked with a move to Man United in the summer, as Real Madrid tried (and failed) to sign David De Gea from Old Trafford.

Lloris signed a five-year contract extension at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014.

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