Clement Lenglet claims experienced Spurs star sets ‘a beautiful example’ for him

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Clement Lenglet
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Clement Lenglet has admitted that he looks up to Hugo Lloris and the Frenchman has set a ‘beautiful example’ for him to follow at Tottenham.

Lloris is undoubtedly one of Tottenham’s biggest modern-day legends and is, by far, the best goalkeeper the club have had in the Premier League era.

The Frenchman recently completed ten years at Spurs and his teammates paid tribute to his influence both on and off the pitch.

Watch what the likes of Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Son Heung-min, Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen said about the goalkeeper to Spurs TV by clicking here.

Lenglet has also played with Lloris for Les Blues, with the Tottenham star serving as his captain in the national set-up as well.

The centre-back is yet to start a game since arriving on a season-long loan move from Barcelona, with his only appearance coming from the bench in the club’s opening day win over Southampton.

However, the 27-year-old admitted that he looks to Lloris as an example of what he could potentially achieve at Spurs.

Lenglet told Tottenham’s official website: “Hugo is a legend of Tottenham and it’s a beautiful example for me to have him here. He’s the player with the second most caps in France, now so close to the first, Lilian Thuram. 

“To all French people, he’s a legend because he’s a very good person, a very good professional, and an amazing goalkeeper. He is one of the best players in the history of the French national team.”

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With games coming thick and fast over the next few weeks, I am sure Lenglet will get his opportunity to impress Conte. 

However, I think the Frenchman has his work cut out if he is going to convince the Spurs hierarchy to buy him permanently next summer.

I believe the 27-year-old was very much signed as a stopgap as Tottenham want to try again for Alessandro Bastoni next summer.

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