Arsenal defender is full of praise for Tottenham Hotspur star

Laurent Koscielny has some words of praise for Hugo Lloris...

Laurent Koscielny has heaped praise on Hugo Lloris for his leadership qualities within the France national team.

The Arsenal and Tottenham defenders go head to head in the Premier League for their north London clubs but have now joined up with their national squad ahead of their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Lloris is Tottenham’s captain and has been one of the club’s top performers under Mauricio Pochettino in recent seasons.

And Arsenal defender Koscielny admits that he has been impressed by the goalkeeper’s leadership qualities within the France squad.

Speaking at a France news conference on Tuesday, Koscielny said of Lloris: “The armband goes very well with Hugo.

“His leadership, both on and off the pitch, is essential today.”

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Koscielny helped Arsenal record a dramatic 1-0 victory at Burnley in the Premier League last weekend to keep Arsenal to within two points of leaders Manchester City.

Lloris, meanwhile, kept a clean sheet as Tottenham sealed an impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City to leave Spurs in second place in the table and just a point behind the leaders after seven games.

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