Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has sung the praises of manager Mauricio Pochettino, stating that the Spurs coach has helped to forge a unique positive identity at the Premier League club.
The North London side have been exemplary in the last 24 months, fighting in a bid to become English champions in consecutive campaigns and playing an expansive brand of attacking football.
Pochettino’s ideals have well and truly sunk into the Tottenham squad and are based around hard-work, pressing the ball, being brave, playing out from the back and attacking at every opportunity.
This has led to Spurs being an exhilarating team to watch on the front foot and being able to boast the Premier League’s most miserly defence at the other end of the pitch.
Pochettino’s pre-season fitness ordeals are notoriously taxing but Lloris has stated that the Tottenham side have bought into the process and are proud of the identity that their manager has forged at White Hart Lane of late.
“The next level is to win a trophy,” The Mirror quote the France international as saying.
“At Tottenham, there is a real identity in the club. The fans accept it, they understand the way we play and they are very proud to see young players coming through.
“I remember the first few months after the manager arrived, it was very tough to understand why we worked so hard. The we started to understand after three or four months because we felt the improvement of our fitness condition.
“Step by step, he created a real atmosphere of work and we can see the improvement of the team.
“Of course we would like to win trophies, but this is the next step for the club and this young team.”
Tottenham will again play in the Champions League next term and despite not winning a trophy under Pochettino have arguably been the most-impressive side in English football over the last two seasons.