Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted Antonio Conte’s appointment as the new Head Coach has increased expectations at the club. Antonio Conte was appointed as Spurs’ new manager after the club decided to sack Nuno Espirito Santo just three months into the season.
Speaking ahead of Spurs’ Europa Conference League game against Vitesse Arnhem Hugo Lloris admitted the players need to step up. The France international added “As players, we need to demand more from each other.”
“We need to show more responsibility for the club and fans. It is time to believe again in ourselves. We want energy from everyone at the club, everyone in the changing room and we want to go together in the right direction.”
“There is a new philosophy of work but again we need the commitment of everyone and we need the excitement of everyone. It is a great opportunity to work under one of the greatest managers of the last few years. But when you have the opportunity, you have to take it. You have to give your best. And all together.”
“Every training session matters. It’s related to performance at the weekend and we need to be more demanding of each other in every single session. Bring intensity. Bring focus 100% every day.”
On asked whether the Tottenham players should take responsibility for Nuno’s sacking, Lloris said “Of course, we have to share the responsibility. When it does not work, it does not belong only to one person or two or three with the staff. It belongs to everyone. Now it is a new chapter and with passion, with emotion, with demands, we need to increase our level individually to help the team to get better.”