Paul Robinson raves about Spurs man who has yet to even make his debut

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Tottenham Hotspur now have a fantastic contingent of goalkeepers at the club, even though first-team star and captain Hugo Lloris is out injured.

In the Frenchman, Spurs have a man with over a decade of experience, a captain of his club and country, and a World Cup winner.

Paulo Gazzaniga has been filling in for Lloris during his injury absence and has impressed greatly between the sticks for an extended period of time.

The Argentine has been so impressive that he could now push Lloris for the first-team position in the long-term, while Spurs also re-signed Michel Vorm for the season to cover.

Not only this, but youngsters Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman both recently signed new contracts with the club, meaning the team is in safe hands for the long-term.

Despite not yet making his debut, ex-Spurs shot-stopper Paul Robinson had plenty of nice words to say about Whiteman.

Robinson said (Football Insider): “It is, considering he only signed a new deal in October of last year, October 18th.

“He was on the bench three times for first-team, signed a new deal in October, and I’ve been impressed with what I have seen of him in the U-23s.

“He’s a young lad, he’s been working around the first-team squad, the first-team goalies, which speaking from experience is only going to make you better, whether it’s consciously or subconsciously.

“You’re learning from them every day, whether you’re learning from their mannerisms, the way that they are and being around that first-team squad is only going to improve you.

“He’s a Spurs fan as well, a massive Spurs fan, so it will be a great boost for him, he’s played for England at all levels, 16-19.

“It’s always difficult as a goalkeeper as you don’t tend to get your chance and you may find he has to go out on loan, and get his game time and experience elsewhere.

“But it shows how highly the club rates him in order to give a new contract just over a year after signing one.”

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