Lloris on Spurs’ nightmare season and final push for Champions League

6/12/2020 11:46:00 PM

Lloris on Spurs’ nightmare season and final push for Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur, Hugo Lloris

Lloris on Spurs’ nightmare season and final push for Champions League

Interview: Spurs goalkeeper discusses where his side stand after a year of turmoil both on and off the pitch

Van Aanholt prepared to take a knee when Premier League resumes “It’s difficult to stay stable and be always looking at the top.Published on Fri 12 Jun 2020 17.Friday 12 June 2020 08:52 {{^moreThanTen}} {{/moreThanTen}} Players are set to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ messages on their shirts instead of their surnames when the Premier League resumes next week.“Every letter from the EFL stated that we wanted to finish the season and we went along with that,” MacAnthony said on Sky Sports .

There is sometimes one season when everything goes against you, but that doesn’t mean you deserve this situation. Obviously, if we are in this situation it’s because we didn’t make everything go better. The Portuguese capital is understood to be in contention to stage a condensed version of the tournament, with ties played as single legs as Uefa seeks a solution for completing the competition amid the coronavirus pandemic. The responsibility is to share between us. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Clubs have also discussed the National Health Service logo appearing on playing shirts. “But we have to make sure it is only one season and make sure next season we will be ready again to compete with the top teams. Manchester City are due to play a second leg at home to Real Madrid, leading 2-1. Maybe [it’s] the consequence when you play four years making a huge effort to compete with the top teams and finish in the top four. We will always vote for football.

It’s a lot of accumulation and one season. Those matches may be added to the fixture list for Lisbon, which seems set to take over from Istanbul as the venue for the final. That followed a new stance from Fifa adopted after players in the German Bundesliga had “Justice for George Floyd” messages on — or under — their shirts. There is everything you cannot control. It can happen. It is understood other stadiums in the country, such as Porto’s, could also be used.” Then, the Covid-19 crisis happened. As grave as the situation has been in the real world, it may be of genuine benefit to Spurs in a football sense. The final could take place on Sunday 23 August, with games condensed into 10 days.

It may allow them to get up off “their knees”. They’re certainly fitter now, not least stars like Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. A city in Germany – possibly Frankfurt or Düsseldorf – could host the final stages of the Europa League. It is why Lloris makes that promise. Life certainly looks different, but the France international – like many people – has been appreciative of a temporary slowdown in life. The Women’s Champions League may follow a similar pattern, with reports in Spain suggesting the final games could be split between the Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian. He’s also been appreciative of the NHS workers, and Spurs’ ‘Hotspur Heroes’ campaign is one reason he’s speaking.

“I think the club and the foundation of the club are making a fantastic job. How the qualifying rounds take place is a complex problem, with many leagues likely ongoing when the preliminaries are usually scheduled. We can only be proud of the NHS and the people on the frontline for the jobs they have done until now. Not only in England, but everywhere in the world, of course France. They are the real heroes. Lloris is glad Harry Kane is back to full fitness (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) “You could not expect that type of thing, only watch it on a movie, no? And then the movie became reality, so it made it a bit scary.

“It’s been three months and it’s not something you want to live, but I enjoyed sharing this moment with my family and to be close to my kids and my wife, and to spend the time together. When you are involved in football, there are plenty of sacrifices and spending time with your family is one of them. So I just wanted to make sure I spent it in the right way and be ready for the competition. “We’ve had the training session every morning on Zoom, and then step-by-step we introduce training at the training ground.” That actually involved a decent stretch without touching the ball.

“I took this period like a pre-season. There were four or five weeks without a ball and with some fitness work. This was what I really needed. I’m not worried about the ball. “I was more focused on my fitness.

It was more about gym, upper body, lower body, prevention work, cardio work on the bike or jogging in the area with the GPS. Then I started to train as a goalkeeper when I came back to the training ground with my goalkeeping coach Nuno [Santos].” This is all why he feels Spurs will look different. “We introduce sessions with the full team and the full squad and the feeling is getting there. The team will look different than a few months ago.

Spurs will try to avenge a December defeat to Man United in their first game back (Manchester United via Getty Images) “It’s not been a long time that we are working as a team, but at least we can feel all the players back at a good fitness level. And ready to help the team, ready to compete. We are going in a good way. It is only a question of time, a question of confidence, too, because the only way to get better is to win games and keep winning. This is the only feeling that will help the team to improve and to reach the level we all expect.

” He points to Kane as an example for the team yet again. “He is ready. In his mind he is ready and that’s the most important thing. He recovered very well from his bad injury and he is the one really looking forward to getting back into the competition. Everyone knows his targets, his ambition and his willingness to win.

We all need the repetition of games to reach our best level, but that is going to be the case even for the opponents we are going to play. Harry is in a good place and just waiting to start the season again, like all of us. “Already we can talk about the full squad. So it’s like a new season that is going to start. “It is true that in this moment we were not at our best.

It is fair to say that. But it belongs to the past.” There is a determination to Lloris there, ahead of the “opening” match at home to Manchester United on Friday. Watch more .

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Van Aanholt prepared to take a knee when Premier League resumes “It’s difficult to stay stable and be always looking at the top.Published on Fri 12 Jun 2020 17.Friday 12 June 2020 08:52 {{^moreThanTen}} {{/moreThanTen}} Players are set to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ messages on their shirts instead of their surnames when the Premier League resumes next week.“Every letter from the EFL stated that we wanted to finish the season and we went along with that,” MacAnthony said on Sky Sports .

There is sometimes one season when everything goes against you, but that doesn’t mean you deserve this situation. Obviously, if we are in this situation it’s because we didn’t make everything go better. The Portuguese capital is understood to be in contention to stage a condensed version of the tournament, with ties played as single legs as Uefa seeks a solution for completing the competition amid the coronavirus pandemic. The responsibility is to share between us. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Clubs have also discussed the National Health Service logo appearing on playing shirts. “But we have to make sure it is only one season and make sure next season we will be ready again to compete with the top teams. Manchester City are due to play a second leg at home to Real Madrid, leading 2-1. Maybe [it’s] the consequence when you play four years making a huge effort to compete with the top teams and finish in the top four. We will always vote for football.

It’s a lot of accumulation and one season. Those matches may be added to the fixture list for Lisbon, which seems set to take over from Istanbul as the venue for the final. That followed a new stance from Fifa adopted after players in the German Bundesliga had “Justice for George Floyd” messages on — or under — their shirts. There is everything you cannot control. It can happen. It is understood other stadiums in the country, such as Porto’s, could also be used.” Then, the Covid-19 crisis happened. As grave as the situation has been in the real world, it may be of genuine benefit to Spurs in a football sense. The final could take place on Sunday 23 August, with games condensed into 10 days.

It may allow them to get up off “their knees”. They’re certainly fitter now, not least stars like Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. A city in Germany – possibly Frankfurt or Düsseldorf – could host the final stages of the Europa League. It is why Lloris makes that promise. Life certainly looks different, but the France international – like many people – has been appreciative of a temporary slowdown in life. The Women’s Champions League may follow a similar pattern, with reports in Spain suggesting the final games could be split between the Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian. He’s also been appreciative of the NHS workers, and Spurs’ ‘Hotspur Heroes’ campaign is one reason he’s speaking.

“I think the club and the foundation of the club are making a fantastic job. How the qualifying rounds take place is a complex problem, with many leagues likely ongoing when the preliminaries are usually scheduled. We can only be proud of the NHS and the people on the frontline for the jobs they have done until now. Not only in England, but everywhere in the world, of course France. They are the real heroes. Lloris is glad Harry Kane is back to full fitness (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) “You could not expect that type of thing, only watch it on a movie, no? And then the movie became reality, so it made it a bit scary.

“It’s been three months and it’s not something you want to live, but I enjoyed sharing this moment with my family and to be close to my kids and my wife, and to spend the time together. When you are involved in football, there are plenty of sacrifices and spending time with your family is one of them. So I just wanted to make sure I spent it in the right way and be ready for the competition. “We’ve had the training session every morning on Zoom, and then step-by-step we introduce training at the training ground.” That actually involved a decent stretch without touching the ball.

“I took this period like a pre-season. There were four or five weeks without a ball and with some fitness work. This was what I really needed. I’m not worried about the ball. “I was more focused on my fitness.

It was more about gym, upper body, lower body, prevention work, cardio work on the bike or jogging in the area with the GPS. Then I started to train as a goalkeeper when I came back to the training ground with my goalkeeping coach Nuno [Santos].” This is all why he feels Spurs will look different. “We introduce sessions with the full team and the full squad and the feeling is getting there. The team will look different than a few months ago.

Spurs will try to avenge a December defeat to Man United in their first game back (Manchester United via Getty Images) “It’s not been a long time that we are working as a team, but at least we can feel all the players back at a good fitness level. And ready to help the team, ready to compete. We are going in a good way. It is only a question of time, a question of confidence, too, because the only way to get better is to win games and keep winning. This is the only feeling that will help the team to improve and to reach the level we all expect.

” He points to Kane as an example for the team yet again. “He is ready. In his mind he is ready and that’s the most important thing. He recovered very well from his bad injury and he is the one really looking forward to getting back into the competition. Everyone knows his targets, his ambition and his willingness to win.

We all need the repetition of games to reach our best level, but that is going to be the case even for the opponents we are going to play. Harry is in a good place and just waiting to start the season again, like all of us. “Already we can talk about the full squad. So it’s like a new season that is going to start. “It is true that in this moment we were not at our best.

It is fair to say that. But it belongs to the past.” There is a determination to Lloris there, ahead of the “opening” match at home to Manchester United on Friday. Watch more .