Back in January, we saw Hugo Lloris leaving Tottenham Hotspur to move to the United States.

The goalkeeper, who had no longer been of use for Spurs, joined Los Angeles FC, where he recently made his debut in the MLS.

Lloris was now interviewed by Ouest France, and brought up some details on his decision to leave Tottenham.

The goalkeeper claims that just like Spurs were moving on by using other goalkeepers, he also felt the need to prove himself somewhere else.

“I have a strong history with Tottenham. The club was coming to the end of an era and wanted to start again on a new project. For me, it was the same: I needed another challenge, I felt that we were reaching the end of our common story,” said Lloris.

“I didn’t want to leave just to leave. From the outside and the inside, it may seem strange but I wasn’t going to make a default choice to make things easier. I was waiting for the right project for my family and me.”

Lloris joined Tottenham on a €12.6m move from Lyon back in 2012. While at Spurs, he made 444 appearances, but couldn’t win any titles at the London side in those near 12 years.

Now at the age of 37, he signed a contract with Los Angeles FC which runs until December 2024. He made his first appearance for them last weekend, in the first fixture of MLS, with them beating Seattle Sounders 2-1.

After his 145 appearances for France, where he won a World Cup in 2018, Lloris hasn’t played for Le Bleus since the World Cup final against Argentina in 2022, calling it a day on his international career.