Last Updated: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:28
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris says friendships will be temporarily suspended when he faces his former team-mates of Lyon on Thursday.
Tottenham meet Lloris' former club in the last 32 of the Europa League and the France No. 1 goalkeeper admits that the clash will be an emotional one for him, but he insists he will be fully focused on his task.
However, he may not even get the chance to play as Brad Friedel may get the nod for the match.
"It's not easy for me because it's very close to my move, but I'm ready," he told Spurs TV. "I'm concentrating on my team, on Tottenham, and getting us into the next round.
"The competition is very difficult, it's very long, but we have a good team and we can do something in this competition."
Lloris added: "I received a lot of calls and a lot of messages [when the draw was made] because I have a lot of good friends there. It's not easy for me because I had a good relationship with all my ex-team-mates, but that's football and that's life.
"On the pitch there are no friends, we play for our team and we give all our best for the team."
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