Scotland Premiership

AP Interview: Lloris says Tottenham's style deserves trophy

CLAIREFONTAINE, France (AP) The risk-taking, attacking soccer pursued by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino deserves to be rewarded with a trophy, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris told The Associated Press.

And next month's FA Cup semifinal match against Manchester United is a chance for the London team to show it is ready "to step up a level" in its ambition to go toe-to-toe with Europe's biggest clubs.

Arriving sleepy eyed to an interview after an afternoon nap, Lloris immediately perked up when discussing Tottenham's season of contrasting fortunes. The team tumbled out of the Champions League against Juventus, conceding two goals in three minutes at Wembley Stadium on March 7.