Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is aware of how important Saturday’s trip to champions Manchester City could be for his side. The Frenchman says Spurs have been “talking about trophies now for at least two seasons” and they now need to prove they can win titles by claiming some silverware this season.
The capital club finished in fourth spot last term and ended up 27 points behind City, but in the first half of the season they were involved in a three-way battle for the title and moved into second spot after 19 games before injuries and their run to the Champions League final impacted on their domestic form.
It may be just the second round of Premier League fixtures, but Lloris believes Saturday’s trip to Manchester is a vital game for Spurs if they are to challenge for the top prize this term. “It is a big, big game,” he told The Sun.
“Every big game can be decisive, so it is important to be ready. The focus has to be very strong from the start. “The only thing Saturday’s result will tell us is the truth of that one game. “But we all know it is the type of game that could make the difference.
“After a season like last one the most difficult thing is to keep the same level. “So if you can increase it even a bit, there is a chance to create an opportunity such as reaching the final of the Champions League as we did a few months ago. “But there is no secret about how you get there. It is about work, it is about mentality, it is about personality.”
Tottenham are 17.00 to win the Premier League outright and 8.50 to claim all three points at City in the late kick off on Saturday.