José Mourinho tells Hugo Lloris to prepare for goalkeeper battle | OneFootball

José Mourinho tells Hugo Lloris to prepare for goalkeeper battle

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Blaise Bourgeois

José Mourinho has made it very clear to Hugo Lloris that he hasn’t brought in Joe Hart just to make headlines.

Though Lloris has won a World Cup with France and helped lead Tottenham to the 2018-19 Champions League final, he has had some moments to forget in the last few seasons, prompting some supporters to call for his exit.

The 33-year-old is only under contract until the end of next season, so it’s quite clear that Lloris could very well be playing for his Spurs future.

“Joe is one of the top keepers of the last decade in the country. He started very early, playing in a big club like City and playing for the national team,” Mourinho said in a press conference.

“He has all the experience, I think a negative episode a few years ago has marked his career for the last two or three years because it’s not easy to leave a champion club and then to go into clubs of another dimension.

“Now he has a chance to be back at a club like us.

“Of, course Hugo is our captain – he is world champion captain. He’s a phenomenal goalkeeper and is very important in our group, but I think Joe will give him the hard competition that we need.”

Last season with Burnley, Hart made just three appearances in all competitions as Nick Pope started every single Premier League match for the Clarets.

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