New Tottenham signing Clement Lenglet on lure of Antonio Conte and Hugo Lloris helping hand in first interview

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 (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
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Clement Lenglet has spoken about the lure of working with manager Antonio Conte and a helping hand from captain Hugo Lloris after becoming Tottenham’s fifth summer signing.

The centre-back has joined on loan from Barcelona for the season, in a deal which does not include an option to make the move permanent.

Lenglet, who has 15 caps for the France national team, brings with him experience of winning trophies in Spain and is expected to compete for a spot in Conte’s back three.

Telling Spurs fans what they can expect from him, Lenglet told the club’s official website: “I want to be a good team-mate, to be a defender who can be aggressive and help the group win the ball.

“It’s a beautiful moment to work [with Antonio Conte] and learn all he knows about football.”

The move has reunited Lenglet with his France national team skipper in Lloris, who has played a pivotal role in the defender’s arrival.

Lenglet said: “Hugo is a Tottenham legend. I spoke a lot with Hugo to know about the city and everything to ensure I am good with my family in London.”

Clement Lenglet won La Liga with Barcelona. (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Clement Lenglet won La Liga with Barcelona. (Tottenham Hotspur FC)

He added: “When you speak to a player who plays in the Premier League, they say it is a beautiful league where you fight every week and it’s very hard to win.

“I want to play a lot of games and win to fight at the top of the table. It would be a dream to win a trophy with Tottenham.”

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