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Lloris: Pochettino Changed Tottenham

Tottenham captain and goalie, Hugo Lloris has credited Pochettino for shaping the club into title contenders.

The France international was weighing up his options to leave the club before Pochettino joined in 2014.

And Lloris said he stayed in London after trusting the Argentinian manager on their first meeting.

“I had some concerns and questioned myself two years ago, after AVB [Andrea Villas-Boas] and [Tim] Sherwood had been in charge, but the first meeting with Mauricio Pochettino was very clear for me and my future,” he said.

“I trusted him from the first second I met him. I really understand what he wants, and fully agree with his football views. We have the same football view.”

Lloris added: “He has changed everything, both in training and in the squad. It is his mentality, his personality.

“We can feel we have improved a lot. We have a real identity now and that is very clear.

“Our fans are very proud of the way we play; we try to play good football but you also need to be aggressive in this league. If you have a good philosophy and add aggression and hunger, because we are young, it is very good. Now we feel we are ready to compete against any team.”

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