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Hugo Lloris wants an improved Spurs in the new Stadium

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Captain Hugo Lloris has urged Tottenham players to improve their game as they move into the new stadium.

Spurs will welcome fellow London rivals Crystal Palace on April 3, in their new 62,000-seater home, after two test events.

Pochettino’s men have slumped from their lofty position of Premier League contenders to top-four contenders after a poor run of form.

However, things are looking positive on the European scene having progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they will face Manchester City.

With Spurs only a point ahead of north-London arch-rivals Arsenal in the race for a Champions League ticket, France captain Lloris has called on the squad to improve their performance on the pitch, if they seek to progress.

“We’re going to have one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world, and that’s great, but we have to accompany that progression: I think it will be very difficult to take a step up without recruiting,” the France World Cup winner said in an interview with L’Equipe.

“We all now need to feel the ambition of the club at every level. I love the club; I love the people here.

“Winning something here would have a sense. I can see the difference between the state of the club when I arrived and today.

“We manage to be very competitive with a completely different philosophy to our rivals. To give us even more credit, we have to win something.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Kane and teammates after saving a penalty whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks dejected during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)