We are going to challenge Chelsea – Tottenham star says

Chelsea and Tottenham started the season in winning ways, but Spurs produced an emphatic 4-1 victory over Southampton.

A lot is expected from Antonio Conte’s men this season, as they have also strengthened the squad well.

Tottenham Hotspur skipper Hugo Lloris is backing Spurs to challenge Chelsea when the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Lloris is positive that their strong start this season is different from last season.

The Tottenham captain told Football.London: “Yeah but last season we started with three wins and three clean sheets. But with different feelings.

“I believe the work we’ve done the last eight months plus pre-season is giving us on the physical aspect and the tactical aspect a lot of guidance and a reference point.

“And then we need to increase – and this is down to the players – the mental aspect to become even more important competitive and to reduce the gap with the best teams in the country and in the Champions League the best teams in Europe.

“I believe we’re in the right way. But again, it’s easy to talk right now in front of you. The most important thing is to show it every time we have the possibility, every time we face an opponent. We have to build this confidence in the right way.”

When asked if he is looking forward to the London derby, the Frenchman added: “Yeah, obviously when you face that kind of opponent it’s a good moment to judge yourself.

“But again after two games, whatever is the result [next weekend] there will be plenty of games ahead of us.

“But it’s more that in this competitive way. we can confirm this good result and performance [against Southampton] and feel and show improvement compared to last season.

“Chelsea is a very strong team, very competitive, they will probably be a contender for the title and it’s good for us to go there and challenge them.”