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Lloris unhappy with not being number one

Hugo Lloris admits he is struggling to accept the idea that Andre Villas-Boas does not consider him as Tottenham's number one goalkeeper.

Lloris signed from Lyon for £8million on transfer deadline day, but he has only started one Barclays Premier League game so far, with Villas-Boas preferring to use the Frenchman in the Europa League and American Brad Friedel in the Premier League.

"I'm training, I do the maximum, and the coach made his choice," Lloris told L'Equipe after France's 2-1 win over Italy. "It is difficult to accept. It is a little hard. You will have to ask the coach. I just stay professional."

France coach Didier Deschamps has criticised Villas-Boas for not starting Lloris in more matches. Deschamps decided to stick with Lloris as his captain following his appointment after Euro 2012.

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