Last Sunday’s 1-0 win over Wolves proved to be a momentous day in Hugo Lloris’ Tottenham career.
Appearing for the 300th time for the club in the league, the Frenchman leapfrogged Darren Anderton in the standings to become Spurs’ all-time Premier League appearance holder.
Keeping a clean sheet in the process at Molineux, it was a day that the long-serving player will always remember.
Speaking to the club’s official matchday programme about the record, Lloris opened up on how much the club has changed since joining from Lyon back in 2012 and what he is “not giving up” on before he calls time on his career in N17.
“From a personal point of view, two of my three kids have been born in London, so this club, this city will always be special for me and for my family,” he said.
“Also, I feel comfortable in my mind. I just want to enjoy my time at Spurs, try to keep pushing myself, help the team, help the club and in football, you never know what challenge is going to be in front of you, so you have to be ready.
“I could not expect to reach 300 Premier League games when I first signed for Spurs, but my ambition has always been up there and I felt that the ambition of the club could match mine.
“Year after year, I really felt the club has been reducing the gap between the other big clubs in England and in Europe, and I really think today this is an amazing place to be for any player who wants to compete at a high level.
“The most important thing for me is to feel competitive and to make sure we make everything together to be competitive and to be close to winning things.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t have this chance with the club, but I’m not giving up. If it doesn’t happen with me, I hope it will happen later because the fans really deserve it, and some people who have worked at the club for many years they deserve this, to know the feeling, to touch the glory.
“I had this privilege to touch it with the French national team and I’m not giving up here. I still enjoy coming in every day, pushing myself and competing week in, week out, and hopefully this work will pay off one day. For now, we have to carry on the good work because there are lots of things to do and to achieve.”
Having the chance to go into the international break top of the Premier League table providing that they beat Watford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the World Cup winner has stated that Spurs must turn their home form into their “strength” as they bid to challenge at the top once again.
“My point of view is, after two positive results, we need to confirm that form before the international break,” he added. “It’s not going to be easy because this Watford team is full of – energy and full of excitement as they are back in the Premier League. They have quality, desire, but we have to carry on the good work and keep the right feelings.
“Again, we will need our fans. They had a big impact in the last two games. We want to maintain our confidence, make it stronger, make the relationship with the fans even stronger, because home games should be hard for our opponents.
“We have to make the stadium very hard to play in. This is something that has to be our strength.”
Source by Football London