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The 25-year-old France international goalkeeper has struggled for consistent playing time since making his move to White Hart Lane in the summer from Olympique Lyonnais.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted that he is finding it "difficult" not being the club's first-choice shot-stopper.

Lloris has once again stoked the flames by claiming that he is frustrated at playing second-fiddle to 41-year-old Friedel, having started just one Premier League game this season.

"Right now, we take what there is to take. Is it hard? Yes, a little," the France captain told L'Equipe. "I'm training, I do the maximum, and the coach has made his choice. This is difficult, and it's also difficult to accept, but such questions must also be asked to the coach.

"I just stay professional. When you're a competitor, you want to be on the pitch."

When asked whether that meant he would be seeking a move away from the club at the end of the season if things don't improve, Lloris remained elusive.

"I'm just a player," The former Olympique Lyonnais keeper said

Tottenham will play against north London rival Arsenal this weekend, with manager Villas-Boas hoping to increase the club's lead in the league over Arsene Wenger's stuttering outfit.

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