Former Aston Villa midfielder, Lee Hendrie, has showered praise on Hugo Lloris for his performance in the Nations League final over Spain.
After leading France to a World Cup win in 2018, Lloris picked up his second major international honour on Sunday as Didier Deschamps’ side came from behind to beat the Spaniards 2-1.
The France skipper put in another impressive display between the sticks, pulling off several important saves in the second half to ensure Les Blues got over the line.
The 34-year-old was previously one of the standout performers in France’s 3-2 win over Belgium in the semi-final last week, pulling off two outstanding stops in either half to deny Kevin De Bruyne.
Some Spurs fans on social media were all praise for Lloris for his performance, insisting that the experienced goalkeeper does not get the credit he deserves for the level he has maintained over the years for club and country.
Henrie, who was commentating on the Nations League final, dubbed the Tottenham man as a ‘hero’ for his showing between the sticks on Sunday.
He told Sky Sports Main Event (10/10/21 – 22:00 onwards): “You talk about heroes in games.
“This is an excellent save from Lloris. I think because it zips off the surface, it’s always a tricky one for the keeper. Lloris does so well.
“It’s brilliant from Lloris again. He definitely will be one of the heroes if it stays this way.
“We can’t hide away from how well Hugo Lloris played. Some of the saves he made, in really key moments in the game.”
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Lloris is undoubtedly the best goalkeeper Tottenham have had through the Premier League era and the 34-year-old will also go down as arguably France’s greatest number one.
One could argue that he has not won as many accolades as someone of his ability deserves but it is great to see that he is still going strong and seems like he has a few years left in him at the top level.
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