Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris shows remarkable humility after Sunderland heroics

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris plays down his role in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 home win against Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has played down his performance against Sunderland to the club’s official website.

The France international was in superb form on Saturday, as Spurs returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over the Black Cats at White Hart Lane.

Lloris made three important saves against visiting Sunderland - two against Danny Graham, including one in injury time.

The 28-year-old, though, did not go gaga over his importance in the win and told Tottenham’s official website: "It’s my job to make saves and fortunately for me I made them and helped the team get three points.”

Lloris’s comments show his remarkable humility and underline just how much he takes his role in his team seriously.

The former Lyon star has been arguably Tottenham’s best player so far this season and is probably the only world-class player in the team.

The Frenchman has made saves after saves for Spurs this campaign and remains key in his side’s chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois and Manchester United ace David de Gea are widely acknowledged as the two best goalkeepers in the Premier League, but perhaps Lloris needs to be given more recognition.

Calm and composed between the sticks, the former Nice goalkeeper knows how to marshall his area and is a brilliant shot-stopper.

Without Lloris, Tottenham would not be in contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

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