Shot stopper says he is “proud” to play for Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has rubbished recent speculation linking him with a possible switch to city-rivals Arsenal next season, with the Frenchman calling the stories “embarrassing”, according to reports in the Metro.
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The France international was linked with a summer move to the Emirates over the weekend after Gunners front man, and Lloris’s les Bleus team-mate, Olivier Giroud claimed that his compatriot was considering joining Arsenal if Spurs fail to qualify for next season’s Uefa Champions League.
However, the 27-year-old has now come out to firmly deny those suggestions, telling the Tottenham website: “Yes I heard about that. I think maybe some words were twisted, but it is embarrassing. I don’t think that. I’m very focused on Spurs’ ambition and I am very pleased to play for Spurs.
“I have too much respect for the club and the Spurs fans to think that kind of thing. Of course I know [Giroud] very well because we are team-mates in the national team – the same with Laurent Koscielny – but I am a Spurs player and I’m very proud to play here.
“I think it is the most competitive league where five, six, seven or more teams can have the aim of finishing in the top four.
“I know there is a lot of speculation, but I just want to be focused about my job and my work. I just want to try and help the team get the best results and hopefully get a place in the next Champions League.
“You have to fight for that, especially in the Premier League, where it’s very hard to finish in the top four because there are a lot of big clubs with big ambitions.”
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