Hugo Lloris has hinted that he may not stick around at Tottenham Hotspur if they fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
The France star joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012, and he has gone on to establish himself as the undisputed number one choice at the club. Having usurped Brad Friedel from the position, he has gone on to make 48 appearances in the Premier League, and is set to keep goal for Les Bleus at the World Cup Finals.
Lloris will also undoubtedly have a big say in Tottenham’s bid for a top-four finish this season, an aim they are currently well placed to achieve. Tim Sherwood, who succeeded the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in December, has led the Londoners to fifth place in the table, behind Liverpool on goal difference only.
Although they lost star player Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in the summer, the money received has been reinvested into the first team squad. Anything below fourth place will be considered a disappointment at White Hart Lane, and may also lead to their goalkeeper looking at other options during the summer window.
“The objective is to reach the Champions League. After that, it’s to close the gap on the biggest teams in the league,” Lloris is quoted as saying in an interview with Telefoot in his homeland. “Without Champions League football? I’ve not thought about it. I must weigh things up at the end of the season.”
Tottenham are back in action on Wednesday night, when they entertain title favourites Manchester City. Having suffered a 6-0 defeat to the Blues back in November, they will be intent on gaining revenge. Should they do so, not only would they cause another twist in the race for the Premier League crown, but they could also inject themselves with added belief of a Champions League finish.