Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has backed Hugo Lloris to come back stronger from the dislocated elbow he suffered earlier in the season.
The Frenchman has been out since October after suffering the injury in the game against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, which Spurs ended up losing 3-0.
He is continuing his rehabilitation and Jose Mourinho recently confirmed that he is not expected to be back in action until February (Football.London).
The injury to the Tottenham skipper also pushed the club to re-sign Michel Vorm as back up.
Paulo Gazzaniga has deputised extremely well in Lloris’ absence but his mistake against Chelsea last Sunday caused some fans to question his reliability.
Robinson, who spent four seasons between the sticks at White Hart Lane before being sold to Blackburn Rovers in 2008, picked Lloris in Tottenham’s team of the decade and insisted that the 33-year-old was the best goalkeeper Spurs have had in a while.
Robinson told Sky Sports, “Hugo Lloris has been the best goalkeeper Spurs have had for some while, he is a World Cup winner who leads by example on and off the field.
“And even when he has had dips in form, he has come back. He has picked up an injury this season, but I have no doubt he will come back stronger.”
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I believe Lloris is comfortably the best goalkeeper we’ve had in the Premier League era. While he is prone to the occasional mistake, his shot-stopping ability is up there with the best in the world and over the course of a season, he’s always saved us a lot of points.
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