Hugo Lloris: Real Madrid draw demonstrates progress made under Pochettino and proves I was right to stay

 
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Lloris: "From the first moment I believed in Pochettino" (Source: Getty)

Hugo Lloris says Tottenham's remarkable rise under manager Mauricio Pochettino — typified in an impressive draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night — justifies his decision to stay at the club.

The Spurs keeper starred between the sticks at the Bernabeu as Pochettino's men continued their unbeaten start to this year's Champions League campaign.

Lloris was considering leaving North London in 2014 when the Argentinean took over following a turbulent few years under previous bosses Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood.

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Yet the France international says he had an inkling Pochettino was capable of something special after meeting him — an instinct he says has been since proven right.

"Does it justify my decision? Yes," said Lloris.

"From the first moment I believed in Pochettino and that's it."

"I don't need that [result] to say, 'yes, I was right at the time'. It was just my feeling when I met him. Now I just enjoy the football we play. Sometimes in football, you live great moments, and you live some sad moments.

"But there is a great potential in the squad, a great project in our club and I am looking forward to seeing this development. I try my best to help the team and the club to develop too."

Spurs return to action on Sunday with the visit of Liverpool to Wembley, where they will hope to improve upon just one league win in four games at their temporary home so far this season.

"We can enjoy now," said Lloris following the Real draw. "But then we switch off and turn our minds to the next game."

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