Hugo Lloris breaks Tottenham players’ silence on Antonio Conte appointment after Nuno sacking

Hugo Lloris had positive things to say about Antonio Conte on what he can bring to Tottenham and the success he has already had.

The Italian was appointed as the new Spurs head coach on Tuesday, which was just the day after Nuno Espirito Santo was dismissed.

Conte is coming into a north London side that have lost five and won five of their opening ten Premier League games and there is work to be done in a number of areas.

The 52-year-old has already found success at Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan and Lilywhites supporters will hope he can do the same at Spurs, who have been crying out for silverware for over a decade.

The Spurs captain was part of the pre match press conference and spoke to the media after Fabio Paratici on his thoughts of the new appointment.

The north London side are set to play Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday and they currently sit third in their group table.

“He’s the kind of manager to help all the club improve. His CV talks for itself. This week is really important for the club,” he said.

“It’s never easy to see a manager leaving a club. We have to show our respect to Nuno [Espirito Santo].”

The Portuguese head coach was in charge for just four months but faced criticism over his style of play and the lacklustre performances led his side to four London derby defeats.

Conte is known for his ruthless work with sides, using a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formation to give teams more of an attacking flare, which is something many fans want to see with Spurs.

“He’s [Conte] going to give a proper structure to the team. As players we need to demand more from each other,” Lloris explained.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to work under the greatest manager of the last few years. Now is not a time for words. It’s time to work.”

It is likely that these thoughts are shared by a number of the Spurs squad, who will all want to impress the new head coach to secure their place in the starting XI and win games for their team.

After the European game during the week, the Lilywhites travel to Goodison Park where they play Everton on Sunday.

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