Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is under-fire right now after a number of high-profile mistakes, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has kept to the defence of his player.
The 31-year-old Spurs captain has hit a poor run of form lately and cost his side goals in the past three consecutive matches.
He has been one of the most consistent performers during recent years for the North London club, but some supporters have called for him to be replaced by Michel Vorm in goal.
Pochettino has decided to rave about the quality of his number one Lloris ahead of a Premier League clash away to Brighton on Tuesday night.
He has even made the bold statement of labelling the French shot-stopper as one of the best in world football, something that should give him a massive vote of confidence.
The likes of David De Gea, Manuel Neuer and Jan Oblak are leading goalkeepers that are viewed by most as the best in the business.
“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. Hugo Lloris is doing fantastic,” Pochettino said, as quoted by Football.London.
Lloris is one of the most senior players in the dressing room at Spurs, but his standards have slipped in recent weeks. The France international has been guilty of making some uncharacteristic mistakes throughout the course of the campaign and question marks have rightly been asked. He should be in the peak of his career right now and he has the quality to overcome this mini blip. It will be interesting to see what Pochettino does about his goalkeeping situation ahead of the FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United at the weekend. He has confirmed there will be rotational changes for the game against Brighton and fans will be anxious to see who starts in goal.