Lloris out to prove his worth
Frenchman ready to challenge Friedel for first-choice spot
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: September 12, 2012 5:49pm
Hugo Lloris: Accepts he has a lot to prove at Tottenham
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says he has plenty to prove as he prepares to begin a new challenge at White Hart Lane.
Lloris signed for Spurs on deadline day and, after watching his new side's 1-1 draw with Norwich from the stands, left again soon after for international duty with France.
Despite the high-profile nature of his capture from Lyon, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has hinted that American veteran Brad Friedel is still the club's first-choice goalkeeper.
Lloris, who impressed in World Cup qualifiers against Finland and Belarus, admitted it was "never nice" to hear that he may not be considered the top keeper at Tottenham.
But the 25-year-old says he is still fully focused on the task ahead and accepts he will have his work cut out when he starts training with his new team-mates this week.
Lloris said: "I will join Tottenham calmly, discovering a new world, another league. I have lots of things to prove there. I will have to work hard."