Mauricio Pochettino raves about the performance of Tottenham's Hugo Lloris against Southampton

5th December 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Southampton; Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino

The Tottenham Hotspur stopper was in fine form against the Saints last night.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke to reporters in the aftermath of his side's 3-1 win over Southampton last night, and offered high words of praise for Hugo Lloris, labelling him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, as quoted by Football.London.

The France international has been in mixed form this season, making some high profile errors, but he was excellent against the Saints last night, pulling off a string of top class saves and, in turn, helping his side to a vitally important three points.

 

Spurs immediately put Sunday's defeat to Arsenal behind them with last night's win, and they now sit in third spot in the Premier League table, eight points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.

Tottenham's hopes of finishing inside the top four will depend heavily on Lloris' form between now and the end of the seasons and Pochettino backed his goalkeeper after last night's fine display.

The Argentine spoke to reporters, and suggested that he has one of the best goalkeepers in the world at his disposal, as quoted by Football.London:

Mauricio Pochettino manager

"Of course on the end, Lloris was man of the match because it was an unbelievable action that save, but that we cannot afford. Look for me Hugo, playing well or sometimes not so well, for me is one of the best keepers in the world but I back him because after four and a half years working together I know the condition and quality of him and today is not a surprise for me. When he wasn’t great, I think always I am going to back him because I know the quality of keeper I have."

The 31-year-old has been an outstanding performer for Spurs since joining the club in 2012, and he remains one of Poch's most important players.

Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Leicester on Saturday, and Lloris will likely have to be on his best form again, if Pochettino's side are to have any chance of returning to north London with maximum points.

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