Hugo Lloris says Tottenham are not constructed to win the Champions League, despite their run to the last season.
Spurs made the two in their history but that they finally fell just short at Madrid against Liverpool.
The challenge is to prove that was not only a one time, but the Tottenham captain thinks it’s a demanding request when they are up against teams using calibre within this competition.
“I believe with a great deal of humility there are a number of clubs that have the profile to acquire Champions League every year – historically and using the talent they possess in the squad,” Lloris explained.
“They put a stamp on this rivalry. That’s not the case for Tottenham.
“However, as we saw this past year, everything is possible when you have the impression, the ability and the discipline. Why not be?
“But obviously we have a different profile to that type of team – Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. That type of club.
“It is not a lack of ambition. When we go on the pitch, it is to win, whoever is your opponent in front of us. We don’t want to look too far forward.”
Spurs’ team is still full of talent as well as the likes of Christian Eriksen Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Jan Vertonghen are currently reaching the peak of their professions.
Lloris is expecting they could play their part to help Spurs get the line over and win their first trophy since 2008.
“Now we have arrived at an era where we’ve got the experience to have an effect to the group,” he added.
“Hopefully we will go in precisely exactly the same way.
“Once you arrive at a degree, the important thing is to do all to keep at exactly the identical level, particularly the level we arrived at last year, as the runner-up of the Champions League.
“It’s not a shame. We are doing something we’re building something powerful.
“However, we cannot shed the degree. We need to create the consistency to improve, to get much closer to what we are all searching for – prizes.”