Hugo Lloris comments on being a captain for both Tottenham Hotspur and France

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The Frenchman has been speaking about his leadership qualities.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in the running for the Premier League title after an excellent season under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

Plenty of names have been credited with their good form. The likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have been spoken about at length but the performances and influence of captain Hugo Lloris cannot go unnoticed.

In a young team he has led well from between the sticks, despite only being 29-years-old himself.

He has been speaking to this week about being a captain, a role he also haves with the French national team.

He made it clear that he does not feel a calling to be a captain, but that he seems to possess the qualities managers want from a leader:

“The goalkeeper is already something of a captain, you must take responsibility within the area, and even in the middle of the field, where you lead the defensive line.

“And if you look at my career, I was a captain in the lower grades at Lyon, Tottenham, and for a while I have been with the French national team.

“I must have something that coaches feel and appreciate, but it is not something I have searched for.

“There are several important criteria, of course.

“Now I have veteran status with respect to younger generations, but am only 29-years-old myself.”

Lloris has been an ever present for Spurs once again this season and has been a fantastic example for the young players at the club to follow.

The team is one of the youngest in the Premier League and Lloris’s experience and leadership qualities have certainly made him a popular figure at the club.

Spurs fans will be hoping their captain gets to lift the Premier League title at the end of the season.

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