Hugo Lloris comments on the responsibility he is aware of every day at Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris

The Frenchman knows he has to be more than just a goalkeeper.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been a pillar of responsibility and leadership in the Spurs dressing room this season.

The club captain is not however just a figurehead; he is also a fantastic player.

He has made a selection of top stops this term in yet another impressive campaign for the Frenchman.

Lloris’ sweeper-keeper style has made him perfect for the style of play that Mauricio Pochettino employs and he has been discussing this extra responsibility this week.

He told FIFA.com this week that he understands his role, not only as keeper but also as an 11th outfield player.

He stated:

“Modern football is very challenging for goalkeepers because they have the job of starting moves now.

“It’s a responsibility that I’m aware of every day at Tottenham, because we like to build from the back and we avoid hitting long balls, which means I have to be alert when I’m making decisions and taking risks.

“Goalkeepers have to be players at heart now. Coaches demand nothing less. It’s an 11-a-side sport, not ten-a-side, and keepers play their part.”

Lloris has been a vital member of the Spurs team this season. The French national team captain is one of the most experienced players in the squad, which happens to be one of the youngest squads in the Premier League at the moment.

Not only does his responsibility on the pitch relate to his ability to start attacks but it is also about being the perfect role model for the rest of the team to follow.

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