Hugo Lloris acknowledges that Spurs are under pressure to deliver immediate success with Antonio Conte
Hugo Lloris has admitted that 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 manager replaces Nuno Espirito Santo in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s dugout after the Portuguese coach was fired on Monday.
Mauricio Pochettino already emphasized in 2018 that Spurs was in need of a rebuild and it is a feeling that has been repeated by the club’s hierarchy in 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 are probably speeding up the process [of a rebuild], and then it is [up to] the club’s decision, we’re just players, “Lloris told a news conference on Wednesday.
“Tottenham with Antonio Conte [as head coach], there will be even more expectation. There are ambitions in the club, we want to respond to the expectations of our fans, that is important.
“Football is about winning and the best feeling is when you win. We try to find consistency in our achievements and results, we do not want to see ups and downs.”
Nuno became the third manager that Spurs have fired in the last three years, and Lloris emphasized that the players must take some responsibility and be committed to Conte’s ideas.
“Obviously we have to share the responsibility,” Lloris said. “When it does not work, it does not belong to a person.
– Unfortunately, it did not work as we wanted [under Nuno]. Now it’s a new era, a new chapter.
“We have to take into account that it is never easy for a new coach to get in during the season, there is a lot of new information we need to get our thoughts on football, on structure, ideas, a new philosophy.
“But we need everyone’s commitment. We need everyone’s excitement. It’s a huge opportunity for us to work under this type of manager, but when you have that opportunity you have to take it. Hopefully we will have better days ahead of us. “