Hugo Lloris has revealed he was convinced to stay at Tottenham the moment he met head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Lloris has been one of the Spurs’ star performers this season, but his future was uncertain when Andre Villas-Boas, who signed him from Lyon in 2012, and then Tim Sherwood were sacked.
Off the pitch, Tottenham were in turmoil, and on it they looked well off the pace required to challenge for silverware, let alone qualify for the Champions League.
Lloris was reportedly attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United and Paris St Germain, but the Frenchman said his mind was put to rest after Pochettino was appointed in 2014.
“I had some concern and I questioned myself a bit two years ago, after AVB and Tim Sherwood were in charge,” Lloris said. “I think the first meeting with Mauricio Pochettino was very clear for me, for my future.
“I think I trusted him since the first second I met him, and because I really understand what he wants, fully agree about his football view. I can say we have the same football view and he’s brought a lot to the team and the players.”