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Hugo Lloris wants more opportunities at Tottenham, according to France manager
Published : 15 Nov 2012 09:24:00
France manager Didier Deschamps has again spoken out over goalkeeper Hugo Lloris' frustration over his lack of playing opportunities at Tottenham.
Lloris has been restricted to just one Premier League appearance since arriving in North London from Lyon in the summer, with manager Andre Villas-Boas preferring Brad Friedel between the sticks. The 25-year-old keeper has so far retained the No.1 spot for France, starting their 2-1 friendly win over Italy on Wednesday night, while he impressed in their World Cup qualifying draw with champions Spain last month. Deschamps has previously voiced his concern over Lloris' lack of playing time at club level on more than one occasion, entering a war of words with Villas-Boas over the shot-stopper. And the coach has reiterated Lloris, who signed a four-year contract at Spurs in the summer, is not content with his bit-part role at the Premier League side.
"He doesn't play enough at his club and it doesn't sit very well with him," The manager told the Daily Telegraph.
"His situation is difficult, burdensome, not ideal.
"Returning to the bench after the performance he made with us in Spain is not easy. He cannot be satisfied playing only one game out of two or three." Deschamps added:
"Of course, he would like to play more. He is getting on with it as best he possibly can but obviously he would like to play more."