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My destiny is linked to Pochettino, says Lloris

Lloris has been Tottenham captain since the start of the 2015/16 season. Credit: PA

Hugo Lloris says his Tottenham future depends on Mauricio Pochettino but admits he could still be tempted away by one of Europe's top clubs.

Lloris signed a new contract until 2022 in December as Spurs put their captain among the squad's top earners, second only to Harry Kane.

I feel good at Tottenham, but in football everything's fragile and can change. Some things you can't refuse.

Certainly, my destiny is linked to Mauricio. He matters a lot to me. Our relationship goes beyond football, it's a match, and one day he will be the best manager in the world.

For me he is already. His presence and our relationship are the most important elements for me.

– Lloris to Le Figaro

Spurs manager had no doubts over Lloris commitment

Lloris has signed a new contract with Spurs until 2022. Credit: PA

Mauricio Pochettino insists he never feared Hugo Lloris would leave Tottenham.

Lloris signed a new contract until 2022 on Thursday after initially opening negotiations with the club in the summer.

The Frenchman is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and uncertainty surrounding his future increased after Spurs' limp display in this season's Champions League.

Pochettino's men have a fight on their hands to return to Europe's premier tournament next term but the Argentinian says he was never worried Lloris would leave White Hart Lane.

Pochettino said:

In two and a half years he showed to me 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. It's fantastic for the club, it's a very good thing. 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.

The players commit because they believe in the project and make us very proud.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino


Spurs 'keeper Lloris puts contract talks on hold

Hugo Lloris has yet to put pen to paper. Credit: PA

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is willing to put his desire for a new contract on hold in order to concentrate on a vital run of fixtures.

Lloris, a key performer for Spurs, is keen to remain at White Hart Lane beyond the expiry of his current deal in 2019, but the club are unwilling to pay the reported £100,000 per week he wants.

That has left negotiations at a stalemate and the France international wants to put talks on the backburner and focus on two important games this week - a Champions League clash with Monaco followed by a Premier League trip to Chelsea at the weekend.

"There are times during a season when as a player you have to think about yourself and there are times when you have to think about the team - and this is one of those times when it is more important to be focused on the team," he told a number of national newspapers.

"I don't think this is the right moment to talk about my contract, but I want to repeat my commitment is to the club and there is no rush.

"I am under contract until 2019 and I enjoy a great relationship with Mauricio Pochettino, Daniel Levy and, of course, the fans, so there is no need for anybody to worry."

Lloris: Spurs need to turn draws into wins

Hugo Lloris. Credit: PA

Hugo Lloris has called on Tottenham to make their quality count as they chase a top-four breakthrough.

Spurs drew 1-1 at West Brom on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to 14 games and set a new club record in the Premier League.

They have not lost since the opening day against Manchester United but are yet to crack the top four this season after eight draws in the streak.

Dele Alli's opener was cancelled out by James McClean and, with Spurs lying fifth, Lloris knows victory over the Newcastle next weekend is vital.

"To get benefit of this game and the last game (a 0-0 draw with Chelsea) we need to get three points against Newcastle," said the goalkeeper, with Spurs also hosting Monaco in the Europa League on Thursday.

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris open to joining Man Utd

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could not hide his feelings when asked whether he would join Manchester United if David de Gea leaves for Real Madrid.

Lloris would be a target for Man Utd if De Gea leaves. Credit: PA

Lloris is reportedly on a United shortlist of possible replacements for De Gea, who is said to be considering his future with only one year left on his Old Trafford contract and Madrid keen on taking him back to Spain.

In comments carried in The Sun, Lloris said: "For the moment there is a goalkeeper at United and we are watchful of his situation. You have to keep a certain calm with all this.

"If things should happen then they'll happen naturally."

Lloris, 28, joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and has made 99 league appearances. He is under contract at White Hart Lane until 2019.