Tottenham keeper Lloris looks to improve in second season

The France No.1 believes that the experience of adapting to England and displacing Brad Friedel will set him up to do even better in the north Londoners' 2013-14 campaign
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris expects that having one season of Premier League football under his belt will allow him to improve further in 2013-14.

The Frenchman joined Spurs from Lyon last summer and had to wait for his league debut until October, when he eventually displaced Brad Friedel as Andre Villas-Boas’s No.1 and went on to earn rave reviews.

Lloris told the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal: "I think it will be easier next season because I will have one season behind me, with one season of experience of the Premier League.

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"This season was important for me because it was a new step in my career. I discovered a lot of new things and I really enjoyed my first season.

"It was maybe not easy at the beginning because the manager made the choice [to retain Friedel early on], which I respect," he added, "but after that, when I got to play a run of games, it was better for me and now I really appreciate playing for Tottenham and playing at White Hart Lane with great fans.

"They travel everywhere, in Europe or in England, and I have a big respect for that - and I think all the other players do as well.

"I think there is a big communion in White Hart Lane between the players and the fans. We won a lot of important games this season, like against Arsenal and Manchester City, where we felt the power of the fans. It's a great feeling.

"I had a lot of good moments this season. I hope to have great moments in the future and I also hope to win trophies with Tottenham.

"It's very important for the club and also for the players and the supporters to grow up together - and why not do that next season?"