Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen believes Christian Eriksen is the cream of the crop as far as the current squad goes, tipping the Dane to reach legendary status at White Hart Lane.
However, there’s another teammate he seems to have forgotten about who is a world class performer in his position; goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The Frenchman gets linked with high profile, big money moves away from the club on a regular basis, with some of the best teams from all over Europe recognising his quality and showing an urgency to invest.
How does he respond? He just gets his head down, works hard and does his best for Tottenham.
Glenn Hoddle said earlier in the season that any Spurs player who tries his heart out for the club will become popular with fans and while Lloris is critical of performances, which is well within his rights, he keeps a low profile away from the pitch.
When judging the current Tottenham Hotspur squad, Lloris is the name which stands out in terms of Tottenham players that other sides would more than likely pay big, big money to try and sign.
In terms of what makes a player world class in his position, he’s one of the only players in the current squad who can get anywhere near that label.
If it wasn’t for David De Gea performing heroics for Manchester United on a weekly basis, he could be considered the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Eriksen is certainly popular with Tottenham fans and effective as a player in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, but he’s certainly not the only current Spurs star who is capable of being as popular as Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne were at their best for the club.
Lloris has the pedigree, quality and experience to form the backbone of this Tottenham Hotspur side for years, whether they remain as a side flirting around the top four to six places in the Premier League or whether they consolidate and become a consistent Champions League challenger in the next few seasons.
He’s a vice-captain, he’s not going anywhere and he could become a Tottenham legend.