Despite making a handful of mistakes here and there over the past few seasons, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris remains the undisputed number one for the Premier League side between the sticks, and with a contract keeping him at the club until June 2022, he will be for the foreseeable future.
However, now aged 32, the France international will soon have to start thinking about what happens when he edges nearer to his contract’s end.
A lot could rest on Tottenham, as they might decide to move on from their long-term goalkeeper, and if that were to happen, Lloris told France Football this week he already has a vague idea in mind of what his next step could be.
He said: “There will be a need to say stop at the right time, but I’m not against the idea of trying something new, but that can also be the United States, for example. I don’t know. I’ve always struggled with mid-term decisions. I’m more focused on the short-term.
“In football, things happen so quickly. You’re here now, tomorrow you’re elsewhere. You have to be careful with your answers. We’ll see”.
Since he arrived at Tottenham, Lloris has seen the club change quite drastically, especially following the arrival of Pochettino, with whom he has a ‘strong relationship’.
‘Proud’ to be a part of the Argentine’s team and aware of the club’s evolution, the goalkeeper knows exactly what needs to be done to move onto bigger and better things.
He explained: “The thing needed to push us up a level is to win a major trophy. We had that chance last year in the Champions League and we came close in the league a few years ago, but there’s consistency, the club is competitive.
“I can see the difference between how the club was the day I arrived and how it is now. It’s clear as day. The club has grown at an incredible speed”.