Mauricio Pochettino says goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is ‘world-class’

HugoLlorisMauricio Pochettino has praised his goalkeeper after the Frenchman produced a stunning display to thwart Crystal Palace in the 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane.

Lloris, who said after the game that his team deserved to win, produced a number of successful stops to keep Alan Pardew’s side at bay on Sunday afternoon.

“We are much better now than at the beginning (of the season),” the Argentine stated.

“We play with a very young squad and the new players that have come. I am very happy with the few victories that we have got.”

Spurs, who have now won three games in the space of seven days, have a tough week ahead with the visit of North London rivals Arsenal and Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Pochettino continued: “I think it is important to build confidence and trust with the three clean sheets. I think there are a lot of positives that we can take. Today that was clear that we were strong and showed good character.

4569852“This is the way we want to play, to build a strong team for the future,” he remarked.

But it was the performance of his goalkeeper that drew a strongly positive reaction from the Spurs head-coach.

“I think Hugo is one of the world-class keepers. I am very pleased to work with him and I am happy. He has shown many times that he is one of the best.”

Mauricio Pochettino and his side face Arsenal in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening.

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