Tottenham superstar Hugo Lloris makes confident prediction about Remi Garde

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Hugo Lloris believes Aston Villa have made a good appointment in Remi Garde.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has backed new Aston Villa boss Remi Garde to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League this season, as quoted by The Mirror.

Garde, 49, was appointed as the new Villa boss on Monday evening, replacing Tim Sherwood after a torrid start to the season at Villa Park.

The Frenchman, who played under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal during the 1990's, arrives at Villa with the club bottom of the Premier League table, with just one win in 11 games so far this term.

Garde was in attendance on Monday night, as Villa lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, and now one of the Spurs stars has offered his thoughts on the appointment.

Hugo Lloris worked under Garde at Lyon for one season before moving on to Spurs in 2012, and the French superstar is certainly well qualified to talk about the new Villa boss.

As quoted by The Mirror, Lloris has predicted that Garde will keep Villa in the Premier League this season despite their precarious situation, and claims that he will bring great tactical knowledge to the club - something Tim Sherwood failed to bring much of the time.

"Can he keep them up? Yes, I think so," said Lloris. "I know him very well. He was in Lyon when I played there. He was my manager for one year. So I am delighted for him. He is a great man and a great manager. Of course he did only three years at Lyon. But in my year under him there I really enjoyed it."

"I think he will bring his tactical knowledge with him to Villa. He had proper experience as a player, because he played for Arsenal. I know he really wanted to come back to the Premier League as a manager and Aston Villa are a big club. It’s a big opportunity for him and I am sure he will do well."

"Yes, he will need time to turn things around - especially as his first two games are against Manchester City and Everton. But he will have one or two weeks in the international break to work with his players and get to know them. Villa are a young team but they have some talented players. They just need to fix a couple of things to be stronger," he added.

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