Lloris the best Tottenham keeper of all time, says ex-Spurs ace

Date published: Tuesday 1st November 2016 10:50

Hugo Lloris: Lauded by Sheringham

Hugo Lloris: Lauded by Sheringham

 Hugo Lloris has been labelled the best Tottenham keeper of all time, according to one former Spurs star.

The France keeper has been in sparkling form again this season and has conceded only one goal in open play in the Premier League this season.

Mauricio Pochettino named the 29-year-old club captain last summer and he recently hailed Lloris as one of the best goalkeepers in the world after his superb save earned Spurs a goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last month.

And now former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham says he’s the greatest keeper Spurs have ever had, eclipsing former greats like Ray Clemence and Pat Jennings.

“Lloris – very lively, agile goalie and a rock and foundation of the team right now,” Sheringham said when asked to pick Tottenham’s best goalkeeper as part of new book ‘Down Memory Lane.’

Sheringham, who scored 22 goals in 70 games between 2001-2003, picked his best ever Tottenham XI and there were some iconic names in there in a 4-5-1 formation.

Sheringham’s best Tottenham XI: Lloris; Perryman, King, Campbell, Hughton; Ardiles, Gascoigne, Hoddle, Anderton, Waddle; Klinsmann.

Substitutes: Jennings, Roberts, Mackay, Alli, Kane.

Hugo Lloris Tottenham Bournemouth

Last month England midfielder Eric Dier also labelled Lloris the best stopper in England.

“For me he is the best keeper in the league,” Dier said.

“He is very under-rated. I don’t know why that is, maybe it is because he is a very low-key guy. He is fantastic though. He is only interested in playing football.”

Lloris, who arrived from Lyon in 2012 signed a new five-year deal in 2014, but the club are keen to extend his deal again and before Euro 2016 the goalkeeper indicated he was happy to commit himself to the White Hart Lane club.

“I have faith in Mauricio Pochettino and with Toni Jimenez, the goalkeeping coach, “ said Lloris in the summer.

“The club is in a very good dynamic, the young players are in the England team and we are building something strong.

“It is very positive. I don’t even think about leaving. For me, the adventure is on course.”

 

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