Lloris: Too soon for talented Spurs

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has been impressed with the team's performances this season, but admits they probably lack the guile to win the title.

Spurs have only lost one game since opening day, have the best defensive record in the league, and currently find themselves fourth in the standings, six points off the pace set by derby rivals Arsenal.

"We are young, we are talented, we are doing well, there is a great spirit in the team and we are working hard, so everything is positive but we need to go step by step," Lloris told Standard Sport.

"We will see where we are before the last 10 games but at the moment we want to fight and stay as high as possible in the table.

"We don't have the maturity of some teams, like City or Arsenal. You need experience. You can't buy it. You need to play games, you need to lose, you need to win.

"When we started the season, we wanted to do as well as possible. It's a great chance for us. We are in a great position at the moment and we need to take advantage of that.

"The most important thing is to have no regrets at the end of the season. We must focus on ourselves and not think too much. We have four points from our last two away games, at Watford and Everton, which is a good return."

Spurs are set for a double header against Leicester City, another dark horse for the league title, who they face in the FA Cup on Sunday and in the league next Wednesday, with both games at White Hart Lane.