Hugo Lloris says Tottenham do not have the 'profile' for constant Champions League success
Last Updated: 18/09/19 6:22pm
Hugo Lloris says Tottenham are still not built to win the Champions League, despite their run to the final last season.
Spurs made the last two for the first time in their history but they ultimately fell just short against Liverpool in Madrid.
The challenge now is to prove that was not just a one-off, but the Tottenham captain thinks it is a tough ask when they are up against teams with more calibre in this competition.
"I think with a lot of humility there are some clubs that have the profile to win Champions League every season - historically and with the talent they have in the squad," Lloris said.
"They put a stamp on this competition. That's not the case for Tottenham.
"But as we saw last year, everything is possible if you have the belief, the talent and the discipline. Why not be back again?
"But obviously we have a different profile to that type of club - Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. That type of club.
"It's not a lack of ambition. When we go on the pitch, it's to win, whoever is the opponent in front of us. We don't want to look too far forward."
Spurs' squad is still full of talent and the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son and Jan Vertonghen are reaching the peak of their careers.
Lloris is hoping they can all play their part to help Spurs get over the line and win their first trophy since 2008.
"Now we've arrived at an age where we've got the experience to have an impact towards the team," he added.
"Hopefully we will go in the same way.
"When you arrive at a level, the important thing is to do everything to stay at the same level, especially the level we arrived at last year, as the runner-up of the Champions League.
"It's not a coincidence. We're doing something well, we're building something strong.
"But we cannot drop the level. We need to build the consistency to improve, to get even closer to what we are all looking for - trophies."