Pochettino insists Tottenham's Hugo Lloris is one of the best in the world

Goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris and Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper hasn't quite been at his best over this past month.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media today, ahead of his side's clash with Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow, and leapt to the defence of Hugo Lloris, labelling him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, as quoted by Football.London.

The France international stopper has received criticism from some sections of the media for his below par performances over this past month or so.

Lloris joined Spurs from Lyon in the summer of 2012, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £8 million, and he has gone on to establish himself as one of the club's most important players.

Hugo Lloris of Spurs looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

The criticism that the 31-year-old has received of late does seem to be a little harsh, considering the amount of times that he has saved his side.

Pochettino spoke to reporters during his pre-match press conference today, and responded when asked about the Frenchman's shaky form of late, as quoted by Football.London:

Mauricio Pochettino manager

"For me Hugo Lloris is, from the day that we arrive here, improving every season. For me today he is one of the best keepers in the world and for me there’s no doubt. But you know the perception sometimes…you need to respect the people’s perception. I don’t know, because I don’t read [it]. But for me Hugo Lloris is doing fantastic, for me he is one of the best keepers in the world and for me there is no doubt about him."

Tottenham still have a lot to play for this season, and if they are to have any chance whatsoever of finishing their campaign in style, Lloris will surely have to return to his brilliant best sooner rather than later.

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