Spurs star Jan Vertonghen gushes over unbelievable Hugo Lloris

The Tottenham centre back had high praise for his goalkeeper as the Premier League season prepares to reconvene.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has been taking to the Spurs site about his appreciation of teammate Hugo Lloris.

Spurs boast the joint best defence in the league this season, a turnaround from what was a disappointing goals against figure last year, and Lloris has played his part with a series of stunning stops to help secure the points in game after game.

“Hugo is an unbelievable goalkeeper,” Vertonghen told the Tottenham website.

“It’s difficult for him because most of the game he has nothing to do and no saves to make but then out of nothing he makes maybe the best save of his life.

“That’s why he is a number one goalkeeper.”

The Londoners are of course lucky to have a player of Lloris's ability at White Hart Lane, with the Frenchman arguably one of the very best goalkeepers in world football right now. Following his arrival from Lyon in 2012, Lloris has become a star man for Spurs, even if it did take him a couple of months to oust veteran Brad Freidel from the starting eleven. What will have really impressed the Tottenham faithful is the way in which their goalkeeper has seemingly built on each of his previous campaigns, despite already setting a high standard with his performances.

The undoubted quality Lloris possesses as well as his extensive experience in both club and international football has seen him become a key man at the club, and the beginning of the 2015-16 season saw the France international start a Spurs campaign as skipper for the first time, having taken over the armband for the final two thirds of last season.

Vertonghen himself is also an essential figure in the Tottenham defence of course, forming what has been a settled and resolute partnership alongside fellow Belgian Toby Alderweireld as Mauricio Pochettino tightened up at the back.

Lloris, Vertonghen and Alderweireld will be looking to keep Liverpool at bay this weekend in Jurgen Klopp's first game in charge.

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