Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris praises Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard

Hugo Lloris

The French goalkeeper is set to take on the Belgians with France and has a lot of respect for his opponents.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been praising Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to L’Equipe.

The goalkeeper is currently on international duty with France as they take on Belgium on Sunday before coming up against Albania next week.

That first game against the Belgians, who have recently moved up to second in the FIFA world rankings, will see Lloris come up against Premier League rivals Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard on the international stage.

'Keeper Courtois has enjoyed a solid first season in England after returning from his loan with Atletico Madrid, keeping veteran Petr Cech out of the side as they went on to win the title and Capital One Cup, and Lloris was full of praise for the young star.

“He is young, he is very efficient. He has it all,” he said.

“He plays for a big club, he has a great career ahead of him. He certainly exudes respect and admiration from all the younger generation of goalies.”

Hazard was exceptional in the Premier League last season, literally leading his team to their first title in five years and the first of Jose Mourinho’s second stint in charge.

Such was the level of his performances he was named both the PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Year. And while it is this season that has seen Hazard step up to the plate, Lloris believes there is still room for improvement.

“He has gained consistency and I think he still has room for improvement. What he does is pretty impressive. It is always decisive for his team," he said.

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