Eric Dier has told Tottenham Hotspur’s official website that Hugo Lloris is fully deserving of the praise that has come his way this season.
The France international is now considered to be one of the finest goalkeepers in world football.
He continues to justify that lofty billing with his performances for club and country, with his level of consistency placing him above many of his rivals.
Lloris was able to provide a reliable last line of defence again on Saturday, with his efforts helping to secure a 2-1 victory over Sunderland.
Dier was full of praise for his colleague after that Premier League contest at White Hart Lane, with the England U21 defender delighted to be back in the side and playing in front of an ‘amazing’ talent.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m really happy to get the three points. It was a tough game, Sunderland played five at the back, they sat back and made it really hard for us, so it was great to get the win in the end.
“I really enjoy playing and to get the chance to play next to Jan – I learn a lot from people like him in every game and every training session because he’s a great player. He’s obviously been here for a while and done really well so it’s great to team up with him.
“As for Hugo and his saves in the second half, he does it every game so I don’t know what I can say that someone else hasn’t already said about him – he’s amazing!”
|Team||Saves||Total High Claim||Accurate Goal Kicks||Total Keeper Sweeper||Saved Ibox||Saved Obox||Appearances||Mins Played|
|David de Gea||Man Utd||62||15||93||10||39||23||22||1,980|
|Joe Hart||Man City||43||27||52||16||28||15||19||1,710|
The Opta statistics above show how Lloris has fared against two of his fiercest domestic rivals, with Manchester United’s David de Gea and Manchester City’s Joe Hart also among the best in the business.
Tottenham will believe that they have the cream of the crop, with Lloris posting some impressive numbers.
He is arguably the most complete of the three keepers mentioned, with his shot-stopping and distribution figures showing how comfortable he is with the ball in hand and at his feet.