Lloris: This former Spurs great is the fastest I've ever played with

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris has revealed that former Tottenham Hotspur man Gareth Bale is the fastest player he has ever played with.

Hugo Lloris has said that Gareth Bale is the fastest player that he has played with during his time as a professional footballer.

Lloris was asked by Spurs, in a question and answer session with their official website, to create his ideal footballer and he chose Bale's pace as the asset he would give to his dream player.

The French goalkeeper only played with Bale for one season at Spurs, in 2012/13, but is not surprising to see that he has picked the winger's explosive speed as the attribute he would use. 

Bale was incredible in the campaign that Lloris played with him for and it was largely down his form that Spurs kept up their Champions League bid for as long as they did. 

The Welshman scored 21 goals in a season which announced him as one of the best players in the world, even if his incredible form still wasn't enough to get the Lilywhites into the top four. 

After that campaign, Bale became the most expensive footballer in the world, moving to Real Madrid in a £85 million move and Spurs have been trying to compensate for his loss ever since.

Whilst Bale has continued to build on his reputation in Spain, where he helped guide Madrid to their 10th Champions League title last season, Spurs have struggled in the Premier League

The London club brought in a host of new players to fill the void that he left, but an influx of additions didn't really work out and the side could only finish in sixth place last year. 

This was largely due to the fact that the signings Spurs made - such as Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado and Paulino - proved to be ineffective, but they are hoping to improve this season.

After appointing Mauricio Pochettino as boss there is a new found optimism around White Hart Lane and his arrival finally seems to have offered some stability to the team.

They still look a work-in-progress, and a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in their last game was evidence of this, but the hope is that the Lilywhites may be able to gradually develop under the Argentine's stewardship and finally consolidate a top in the top four. 

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