Tottenham Hotspur just made it to the finals of the Champions League. Surely, they are on the rise. However, their captain Hugo Lloris thinks otherwise.
“I don’t think Tottenham is the type of club to challenge for the Champions League every season, we have to be honest,” he said.
“But one thing is sure: we are ambitious, and we try to reduce the gap to the best teams in Europe, step by step.
“I think in three years we showed a lot of improvement, a lot of development in the right direction, probably with the new stadium it will bring fresh air and confidence towards the team, towards the club, towards the fans, and there is a lot of things to learn from this defeat. Now it’s up to us to get back into work and come back stronger next season.
“It’s difficult to have the right judgement. The only thing is to stay positive and we can only be proud of what we have done this season. To bring the club into the Champions League final is already a big step.”
“It’s part of football,” he said. “I think he took the decision very early, so I think he was sure. You have to accept that. But it was not easy for us to come back into the game, even if we tried to stick with the principle and we tried to play like we used to do.
“But we didn’t create too much, unfortunately. In the last 15 minutes, we tried to push by shooting from long distance, but it was not enough today.
“We don’t have to blame the referee. On the image, I think the ball touched probably the hand of Moussa but then it’s the perception of you, or the fans… there is nothing to say.”