Tottenham Hotspur legend would not swap this man for any player in England

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Pat Jennings believes that Hugo Lloris is the best goalkeeper in the country in his current form.

Legendary Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pat Jennings has told Sky Sports that he would not swap current number one Hugo Lloris for any other goalkeeper in England based on the Frenchman's form this season.

Lloris made some vital saves as Spurs came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 at White Hart Lane at the weekend and stay within two points of Premier League leaders Leicester City.

The 29-year-old, who has played over 150 times for Mauricio Pochettino's side since joining from Lyon in 2012, has kept 11 clean sheets in 33 club appearances in all competitions this season.

Jennings, who played 590 matches for the White Hart Lane club between 1964 and 1977, told Sky Sports that he would rather see Lloris between the posts than any other goalkeeper in British football.

The 70-year-old said: "Tottenham had a great result -against Swansea]. At a goal down, Hugo Lloris made a couple of brilliant saves to keep us there and we finished up winning the match 2-1 and were well worth it in the end.

"For me, I wouldn't change him for anybody in the country at the minute, he has been absolutely fantastic for Tottenham. He's earned us no end of points this season."

Lloris' saves and two goals in the final 20 minutes turned a 1-0 defeat into a 2-1 victory and ensured that Spurs moved three points clear of North London rivals, and another of Jennings' former clubs, Arsenal.

Tottenham next face a trip across London to play another high-flying team from the capital, West Ham United, on Wednesday night before hosting Arsenal in a pivotal derby at White Hart Lane next weekend.

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