Thursday 10 July 2014
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-year contract that will run until 2019.
The 27-year-old, who helped France reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and quickly became the north Londoners' No1 goalkeeper.
"I trust the club and I'm sure we will progress in a positive way"
Lloris, who has made 64 Barclays Premier League appearances in two seasons at White Hart Lane and featured in premierleague.com's 'Top 10 Saves' of last season video, says he has been impressed with head coach Mauricio Pochettino, who took charge at the club last month.
"I spoke with the chairman and I know the club is as ambitious as ever," Lloris told www.tottenhamhotspur.com. "It's very important to feel at home at a club and for my family to feel well. I enjoy a great relationship with the club and the fans. The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important as well. I have a good feeling with him. He is also ambitious.
"Everything is clear in my head and if I've signed a new contract it's because I trust the club and I'm sure we will progress in a positive way.
"Last season wasn't the season we all hoped for but we were still able to finish sixth in the league. We know where we have to improve, the club also knows and there is a feeling and a confident connection between the club and the players."
Tottenham Hotspur begin their pre-season programme on 19 July with a match against the Seattle Sounders. For the full pre-season fixture list, click here >>. Their first match of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign is at West Ham United on the weekend of 16 August.