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Spurs keeper: I’ll be even better next season

Hugo Lloris. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport Hugo Lloris. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Friday, June 7, 2013
11:58 AM

Hugo Lloris says the experience he has gained from his first Premier League season will make him an even more valuable asset for Tottenham in 2013/14.

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The France captain has been a revelation since his arrival from Lyon on deadline day last August, and he insists there is plenty more to come.

“I think it will be easier next season because I will have one season behind me, with one season of experience of the Premier League,” he told Spurs TV.

“This season was important for me because it was a new step in my career. I discovered a lot of new things and I really enjoyed my first season.”

Lloris suffered a frustrating start to his time at Tottenham as Andre Villas-Boas opted to keep faith with Brad Friedel.

And, although Spurs’ new goalkeeper got the nod in the Europa League, he had to wait until October 7 to make his Premier League debut against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

Lloris kept a clean sheet that day, as Friedel’s record run of 320 consecutive top-flight appearances came to an end – and he has not looked back.

“It was maybe not easy at the beginning because the manager made the choice [to stick with Friedel], which I respect,” said Lloris. “But after that, when I got to play a run of games, it was better for me and now I really appreciate playing for Tottenham and playing at White Hart Lane with great fans.”

Lloris has been hugely impressed with the dedication of the Spurs faithful, and he is hoping to reward them with trophies – starting next season.

“They [the fans] travel everywhere, in Europe or in England, and I have a big respect for that – and I think all the other players do as well,” said the keeper.

“I think there is a big communion in White Hart Lane between the players and the fans. We won a lot of important games this season, like against Arsenal and Manchester City, where we felt the power of the fans. It’s a great feeling.

“I had a lot of good moments this season, I hope to have great moments in the future and I also hope to win trophies with Tottenham.

“It’s very important for the club and also for the players and the supporters, to grow up together, and why not do that next season?”

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