Opinion: The new Hugo Lloris – We have noticed a change in the Spurs captain

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur captain, Hugo Lloris, is back between the sticks after a long injury spell since that dislocated elbow against Brighton at the start of the season.

However, we have noticed a slight change in the 33-year-old since playing under Jose Mourinho for the first time.

Lloris has always been quick off his line and a fantastic shot-stopper, up there with the best in the world, but some of his decision making and aerial ability gets him into trouble.

Paulo Gazzaniga, on the other hand, is a far bigger and taller keeper, while also being an extremely outspoken character at the back for Tottenham.

While we have always rated Lloris highly, the Frenchman has never really come across as much of a verbal leader on the pitch.

Having said this, since coming back into the side, we have seen him adding that to his game.

Shouting at his defenders to keep them well-drilled, coming out and claiming balls that he would ordinarily avoid, squaring up to Sterling and showing aggression and passion.

In the modern game, a keeper has to be strong, powerful, and aggressive when coming off his line. He has to give his defence confidence that he is going to catch or punch it away every time, or be ready to collect a ball over the top.

We are absolutely loving this louder version of Hugo, and long may it continue.

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