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Lloris: Tottenham cannot think about Arsenal

SoccerNews in English Premier League 16 May 2013

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Hugo Lloris wants his team-mates to concentrate on their own performance against Sunderland as opposed to worrying about Arsenal.

Tottenham know that if Arsenal win at Newcastle, they cannot make it into the top four of the Premier League and will miss out on UEFA Champions League qualification.

Lloris believes that they should just focus on beating Sunderland rather than worrying about what their North London rivals are doing.

“We can’t think about the Arsenal result,” he told the club’s official website. “We have to think about our performance, we need three points and from there, we can see what happens.

“It won’t be easy. Sunderland have good players, a good team and when we played against them in December, it was a tough game. That was a good result for us.

“It has been difficult for them and a number of teams concerned with relegation.”

Arsenal’s victory over Wigan on Tuesday meant that Sunderland were guaranteed Premier League football next season so they have nothing to play for in the final game at White Hart Lane, but the 26-year-old keeper thinks a relaxed Wearside outfit could pose a real threat to them.

“Paolo Di Canio has realised his objective,” Lloris added. “He’s saved the team in the
Premier League and it’s never easy to play against a team that has no
pressure, but we have to focus on ourselves.”

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