Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been singing the praises of teammate Hugo Lloris to the club’s official website.
France international Lloris is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, and he proved that again with his performance on Saturday.
The 28-year-old made a total of four saves against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, as Spurs eased to a 3-0 away win to move up to fifth in the league table.
Lloris made vital saves to keep out James Morrison and Claudio Jacob when Tottenham were 2-0 up, leading Kane to shower the former Lyon star with praise.
“He’s a top-class goalkeeper and I’ve said that time and time again,” the 21-year-old told Spurs’ official website. “He’s saved us on many occasions and he did it again at vital moments in the game. That’s what you need from your goalkeeper.”
Lloris has made an average of 2.65 saves per game in the Premier League so far this season, keeping six clean sheets in the process.
The Frenchman has been arguably the best player for Spurs this campaign, and without him the team would be struggling for a top-four finish.
The likes of David de Gea (Manchester United) and Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) have bigger profiles and play for bigger clubs, but Loris should be considered alongside them as one of the best in England.
Perhaps lack of Champions League football has prevented Lloris from being globally acclaimed as one of the best, but the former Nice star’s quality cannot be disputed.