Newcastle player reveals he studies the technique of Spurs first-teamer

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Dom Le Roy

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow has described Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris as the best shot-stopper in world football.

Lloris has been a fantastic servant for Tottenham Hotspur and France for the best part of the last decade, having even led the Les Blues to World Cup glory.

The Spurs skipper is in our opinion undoubtedly the best goalkeeper the club have had in the Premier League era.

However, there were some doubts raised about whether the Frenchman was past his best after he made a series of errors last year.

There were even suggestions at one point that Paulo Gazzaniga should start ahead of him but Lloris has proved his critics wrong after his return from injury back in January.

The 33-year-old has started this season in impressive form again and does not likely to lose his number one spot anytime soon.

Darlow, who has served as Martin Dúbravka’s main understudy at St James’ Park over the last few years, is now getting some game time for Steve Bruce’s side, with the Slovakian currently sidelined with injury.

The 30-year-old admitted to The Daily Mail that he studies the technique of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League in order to improve.

Darlow said in the interview: “Shot-stopping wise, you look at (Tottenham’s) Hugo Lloris. These guys are the best in the world.

“Ederson’s kicking technique and his driven balls — rather than just a big hoof — are brilliant. The way he does it is unbelievable.”

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