Pochettino: “Lloris is one of the best keepers in the world”

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur saves a penalty from Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino praised Hugo Lloris following his impressive performance in their 3-1 win over Leicester City.

The French keeper was at his very best today at Wembley after pulling off a string of big saves, which included denying Jamie Vardy’s penalty-kick, to help Spurs secure a fourth successive Premier League win.

Speaking after the match, Pochettino heaped special praise on his captain who at times has been questioned this season following a sluggish start to the season.

“I think we are talking about one of the best keepers in the world, with a lot of experience and having played a lot of games here at Tottenham,” said Pochettino, according to Football London.

“I think he’s showing his value and of course in the decisive moments like today I think it was so important to help the team achieve the three points.

“Of course, his quality is there and we cannot doubt that.”

Davinson Sanchez opened the scoring for Spurs in the game after being set-up by Christian Eriksen in the 33rd-minute before the Danish playmaker doubled their advantage after the break.

CARDIFF, WALES - APRIL 21: Liverpool player Trent Alexander-Arnold takes a free kick during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Liverpool FC at Cardiff City Stadium on April 21, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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The Reds footballer knows there are around six matches left for his club in the 2018-2019 season, but they have what it takes to win.

Vardy, who came on as a second-half substitute, eventually did find the net for Leicester by converting Ricardo Pereira’s low cross for his eighth league goal of the season.

But hopes of a comeback for the Foxes ended when Son Heung-min scored a stoppage-time goal for Spurs to seal a 3-1 victory.

“It was an even game,” said Pochettino.

“The way we conceded is more than we usually concede. I think the victory is fair. I am so happy.

“One more time to congratulate the players. Again their effort was fantastic. With all the circumstances that happened during the game and this season it’s so important to recognise that they are doing a fantastic effort and I am so proud of that.”

Spurs will next host German giants Borussia Dortmund at Wembley for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)