Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says he was considering his future at White Hart Lane before the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as manager.
Lloris has been linked with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain over the last two years but has stayed loyal to Spurs.
However, the France captain says he was ‘asking questions’ about the club during his second season at White Hart Lane when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked and then replaced by Tim Sherwood in December.
“I’ve flourished completely here,” Lloris told L’Equipe. “I can even say that since the arrival of Pochettino I found new benchmarks.
“My second season here was complicated, I had kept a certain level of performance but collectively there were too many gaps and it had been against the big teams.
“I had not felt a strong club, but rather an unstable one, with a coaching change in the middle of the season, just the opposite of what I like to see in football. I was actually asking myself questions until Pochettino arrived.
“Even when it was not working yet, he said: ‘Do not worry, we will get there.’ His speech was clear, we suddenly knew where we were going.
“With the quality of the workforce, and work ethic that is in training, there is no reason that we don’t progress.”