The French shot-stopper declares that the club have put the controversy behind them and are now focusing on football
HUGO LLORIS has revealed that Tottenham’s stars understand why Danny Rose is unhappy.
Spurs were left rocking by Rose’s sensational interview in Sunsport when the defender – who is currently crocked – complained about the club’s pay structure compared to other big teams.
Club skipper Lloris said: “Danny is part of the team and we understand his frustrations. It has been six or seven months he has been out of the team with an injury.
“We hope he will be back as soon as possible and is working hard.
“Then he will be back with the team and ready to fight for his place in the team and for Spurs and for the fans.”
Lloris, whose team beat Newcastle 2-0 on Sunday, was asked whether he had spoken to the players about Rose’s issues – with his views clearly shared by several of his team-mates.
The Frenchman added: “We stayed calm. We are still in touch with Danny and there is no problem. If people from outside want to make trouble it does not affect us.
“We are a good squad, very clean with good minds and sometimes you can do mistakes. The thing is not to repeat them.
“The most important thing is that the leaders of this team are not affected and we are moving on and we showed it in Newcastle. The commitment inside the squad is great.
“Danny made a mistake, he apologised and we move on. That’s it. The team was never affected by it as we were focused on our first Premier League game.”
Lloris is now relishing the prospect of Chelsea visiting Wembley on Sunday and he is confident the team will improve on their poor record at the national stadium.
He added: “It will be a big game. A massive game. I think we need to get it in the right way. To start our first official game at Wembley against Chelsea, the champions, it is a great challenge for us and we will try to do our best and challenge this team and get the best result as possible.
“I think our record at Wembley belongs to the past. We have had a few bad performances in the Champions League against Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen. But it was an experience.
“We had some great performances there even if the results were not the best like in the Europa League. And against Chelsea, even though we lost in the semi-final, we played well – and it was the case against Juventus who are one of the best teams in Europe.
“Step-by-step, we need to build real confidence. At Wembley, we must create an atmosphere with the fans and try and be connected. It is up to us. We are the actors.
“We have to try and put intensity in our performances. In our running. In our movement. We have to create something at Wembley.”
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