Alasdair Gold, who covers Tottenham Hotspur for Football.london, discussed all of the latest Tottenham Hotspur news during the most recent video that has been posted to his YouTube channel and the journalist spent some time waxing lyrical over Spurs’ captain and ‘keeper Hugo Lloris.
Lloris has been an ever-present member of the Lilywhites’ Premier League squad this season, and so it may be fair to say that the Spurs shot-stopper has played a significant role for the side that has conceded the fewest number of goals of any Premier League team (nine) so far this term.
With that in mind, it may also be understandable why Gold went so far as to claim that Lloris has been performing at a world-class level this term, with the journalist stating that he thinks the 33-year-old is ‘one of the best goalkeepers in the world’ right now.
Here is what Gold had to say about Lloris’ impressive form in full: “He’s so good right now. I’d go as far to say – and this may be a big claim – but I think, right now, probably since Spurs returned, I think he’s been one of the best goalkeepers in the world, I do. I think he’s been near-faultless since he returned during that lockdown stage. Terrific, terrific player.”
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TIF Thoughts on what Alasdair Gold had to say about Hugo Lloris…
Perhaps it would be unfair to the rest of Tottenham’s squad – their defenders, in particular – to solely credit Lloris for Spurs’ impressive defensive record this term. However, the £10.8m-rated man’s role in helping his side to concede so few goals at this stage of the season certainly shouldn’t be overlooked.
In addition to conceding the fewest number of goals of any top-flight side in the league so far this term, Lloris has helped Spurs to keep the joint-highest number of Premier League clean sheets (five) of any team at this stage of the campaign and surely all of these impressive defensive stats would not have been possible to achieve had the 33-year-old not been performing to a high level.
As a result, we feel Gold’s praise of Lloris is justified and it’s difficult to dispute his claim that he’s been performing as one of the world’s best goalkeepers of late.