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Lloris deal "massive step" for Spurs, says Pochettino

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Pin Lloris (L) penned a new deal earlier this week. TottenhamHotspurFC
Lloris (L) penned a new deal earlier this week. TottenhamHotspurFC

Lloris deal "massive step" for Spurs, says Pochettino

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 334

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that securing the contract extension of Hugo Lloris is a huge signal of intent from the club and believes that Spurs have a bright future.

Spurs goalkeeper and club captain Hugo Lloris penned a new deal until 2022, becoming one of a number of key players to extend their stays at White Hart Lane in the past few months.

Pochettino believes that securing the contract extension of Lloris was Spurs' "biggest step forward".

"That is a massive step forward for the club," Pochettino said.

"He's our captain, our leader. All the players respect him and identify him like a leader. That is our biggest step forward to sign him and give him a new contract and to show the commitment.

"I never felt I was about to lose him but we know him very well and he's one of the best keepers in the world and always in the attention of other clubs. Nothing changed.

"The feeling always was he wanted to show his commitment and this was a great opportunity".

The former Espanyol and Southampton manager also believes that all players are happy at White Hart Lane and are excited about what the future holds for Spurs.

He added: "All the players are talking about projects, all are talking about future, all are talking about being happy here. In the way they try to play they are happy. They agree with our philosophy. That is the answer.

"The players are happy to be here. For different reasons. Tottenham can provide the facilities, in one year and a half a new stadium. The answer is easy to find why.

"All our players want to be involved in the project for a long time. That's fantastic for us. It's a good signal and a good message for our people, for the club".

Liam Hanna

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