The French goalkeeper joined the lily whites in 2012.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris has insisted that Liverpool and Manchester City are the ‘real contenders’ for the Premier League after playing out an away draw against City on Saturday. They came from behind twice through Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura to steal a point from defending champions.

The Lily whites experienced one of their best seasons under Mauricio Pochettino where they played their maiden UEFA Champions League final. And now, captain Lloris states that they are just the third team in a two-horse race for the title and they need to improve their results and stop dropping points against soft opponents.

“One thing that we try to improve this season: if you cannot win, it’s important to not lose the game, especially against an opponent like Manchester City,” the keeper said to Goal.

“If you want to stay in contact with the best team in the Premier League, it’s important to get this feeling. There were some games that we lost [last term] that we should have drawn. We all know the difficulty of playing at City, so it’s a good feeling to build confidence.

“With humility, Liverpool and City are the real contenders. We’re going to try our best to challenge for top spot, but it’s difficult to find the consistency.”

“We just need to try to use the experience of the last few years in the best way and it’s about details — to not lose a game, especially a game you do not deserve to win. You draw, you take a point and it’s very good because your rivals share the point with you. “

“Now it’s just to keep the consistency. Consistency is the key.”

Tottenham is in a bit of inconsistency considering Christian Eriksen is rumoured to have been talking with Real Madrid over a possible transfer and should he move, the team will be without their prime playmaker’s replacement for at least until January.

The transfer window is open until 2 September, 2019 and there is a lot of time for Los Blancos take the Danish midfielder out.