Deschamps hints at Lloris disquiet

France manager Didier Deschamps has indicated that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is unhappy with comments made by new club boss Andre Villas-Boas, just four days after his move to White Hart Lane.

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Lloris left Lyon for Tottenham in an £8 million move on Friday, with the clear intention of taking the number one shirt from veteran Brad Friedel, 41.

But Friedel responded to his arrival by producing one of the performances of his career against Norwich on Saturday, prompting Villas-Boas to say that Lloris would have a fight on his hands to win a starting spot.

That does not appear to have gone down too well with Lloris, who linked up with the national team on Monday.

Speaking at France's base in Clairefontaine, Deschamps told L'Equipe: "Hugo has not appreciated the statements of his coach. I am not going to create a problem that I do not need today. But if it were to happen then it would need some consideration."

He added: "I do not want Hugo to find himself in this situation."

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