Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris admits Spurs under pressure to deliver instant success with Antonio Conte

Sean Walsh
Lloris said that Spurs' rebuild has been 'accelerated'
Lloris said that Spurs' rebuild has been 'accelerated' / MB Media/GettyImages
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Hugo Lloris has admitted the demand for success at Spurs in the short-term has increased due to Antonio Conte's appointment as head coach.

The former Chelsea and Inter boss replaces Nuno Espirito Santo in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium dugout after the Portuguese coach was sacked on Monday.

Mauricio Pochettino stressed back in 2018 that Spurs were in need of a rebuild and it's a sentiment that has been echoed by the club's hierarchy in more recent times, but Lloris said that the pressure is on for Tottenham to be successful immediately with Conte at the helm.

"I would say that we're probably accelerating the process [of a rebuild], and then it's [up to] the club's decisions, we are just players," Lloris told a press conference on Wednesday.

"Tottenham with Antonio Conte [as head coach], there will be even more expectation. There's ambition in the club, we want to respond to the expectation of our fans, that's important.

"Football is about winning and the best feeling is when you win. We are looking to find consistency in our performances and results, we don't want to see up and downs."

Nuno became the third manager Spurs have sacked in the last three years, and Lloris stressed that the players need to take some responsibility and be committed to Conte's ideas.

"Of course we have to share the responsibility," Lloris said. "When it doesn't work, it doesn't belong to one person.

"Unfortunately it didn't work like we wanted [under Nuno]. Now, it's a new era, a new chapter.

"We need to take into consideration it's never easy for a new manager to be brought in during the season, there's a lot of new information we need to get into our minds about football, about structure, ideas, a new philosophy.

"But we need the commitment of everyone. we need the excitement of everyone. It's a massive opportunity for us to work under this kind of manager, but when you have that opportunity you have to take it. Hopefully we will have better days ahead of us."

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