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Mauricio Pochettino Excited Hugo Lloris Signs New Contract

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The 2014 World Cup has concluded and players are returning to their respective clubs across the globe and the Tottenham Hotspurs are no exception as Hugo Lloris, the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper has returned following the elimination of the French national team.

The French international upon his return to North London signed a new contract this week, despite rumors linking him with a move away from White Hart Lane, following two impressive campaigns with the club in the English Premier League.

After the new deal with Lloris was confirmed, Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said how important it was that Lloris had signed a new deal for five years.

Pochettino said that keeping Lloris was one of the vital pieces that will lead to the success of the Spurs this season and in the future.

Pochettino called the news great for the club and all of the keeper’s teammates, saying Hugo was an excellent keeper.

On Wednesday, Tottenham flew out of London en route to the United States for a pre-season tour. The club will face MLS clubs Toronto FC, the Seattle Sounders and the Chicago Fire while in the states.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, a midfielder for Spurs knows the squad will receive great benefits facing top opposition.

Sigurdsson said that last time the squad played in America, it was very competitive and the hope is the same will be true this time round.

The midfielder said Tottenham would be facing top clubs from the MLS who are halfway through the season, which means they will be in top form and further ahead of the squad in conditioning and match fitness.

The tour is all about the players working hard, which will translate to a great start to the next campaign in late August, said the midfielder.

Tottenham opens its 2014-15 Barclay’s Premier League season on Saturday August 16 against West Ham United on the road.

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David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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