Hugo Lloris has insisted that the players and not manager Mauricio Pochettino may be the reason behind Tottenham’s bad form.
Tottenham are suffering from a crisis and this season looks to be yet another underachieving one for the London club. Currently sitting 12th in the Premier League table, Tottenham have lost three of their last four league games.
Mauricio Pochettino left Southampton for Tottenham during the summer replacing Tim Sherwood. Pochettino became the third manager to hold the post at Tottenham in a span of one year. Before Pochettino was appointed, Tottenham failed to find success under Andre Villas Boas and Tim Sherwood.
Goalkeeper Lloris suggested that the three different managers over the past year may not have worked in favour of the club and questioned whether it was fair to target and criticise them for Tottenham’s failings.
“When it’s the third coach in a year and there are problems, perhaps it’s not necessarily the coach that is the problem. Even so, we work, we try to find solutions,” said Lloris.
Despite the lack of success at White Hart Lane, the vice-captain insist he does not regret the decision of signing a new five-year contract this summer and has faith in head coach Pochettino and the Argentine’s staff.
“No,” responded Lloris, when asked if he regretted committing his future to Tottenham. “Because I have faith in the technical staff, in the coach.
“I had similar periods at Lyon, where there was real pressure on a daily basis and crisis management. We are more on our own in London, where we are comfortable.
“We have to get ourselves out of that, because if we have to fight against relegation, comfort isn’t going to help us. It really worries me for the coach.”
Lloris moved to Tottenham in the summer of 2012 for €10 million and €5 million variable from Lyon. The Frenchman has made a total of 67 league appearances for Spurs since joining the club. Last season, Lloris featured in 37 league games for Tottenham. Lloris is the vice-captain at Tottenham at the captain of France National team.
Tottenham Hotspurs last qualified for the Champions League in the 2009-10 season. Their run in the Champions League was ended by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals. Since then, Tottenham managed a top four finish only once when they finished fourth in the 2011-12 season in the Premier League but failed to qualify as sixth placed Chelsea won the Champions League that season and sealed the last qualifying spot.