Villas-Boas hints Lloris is set for run in Tottenham first-team

Andre Villas-Boas hints that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could be set for an extended run in Tottenham's first-team

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris moved to Tottenham Hotspur in August Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Hugo Lloris

Andre Villas-Boas has hinted goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could be set for an extended run in the Tottenham Hotspur first-team.

The France international starred in Spurs’ goalless draw at Lazio after initially struggling to break in Villas-Boas’ plans.

And Lloris, who completed a £12m move from Lyon this summer, appears to have finally dislodged veteran keeper Brad Friedel, having started Tottenham’s last three games.

“We want to give [the goalkeepers] a run of continuity for them to feel stabilised,” Villas-Boas said. “It’s important for them and for the team too.

“The main thing here is both keepers have been doing extremely well. We’ve been shifting the keepers, not on bad performances but on good performances.”

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Adebayor is pleased to see Lloris performing in Tottenham’s first-team, with the Togo international a big fan of the French shot-stopper.

“I knew him well already and what he has done hasn’t surprised me, because I know how good he is,” said Adebayor.

“We’ve got four amazing goalkeepers (Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes are also at Spurs), all good professionals working hard.

“We’re happy for Lloris because he has already had some fantastic games.

“I knew about him when I was playing in France and I still love watching the French league, so I’ve known for a while how good he is.

“I am also good friends with [striker] Bafetimbi Gomis, who played with Hugo at Lyon, and he has told me a lot about him.

“We are very happy to have him and in the last couple of games, he has proved himself to be one of the world’s best.”

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