English Premiership

Dier lauds Lloris as best keeper in the league

2016-10-24 18:27
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Cape Town - Tottenham defensive utility man Eric Dier feels Hugo Lloris has everything you need in a goalkeeper and is 'the best keeper' in the Premier League.

Dier claims the Spurs club captain is much more than just a shot-stopper and he allows the rest of the team to play with more creative freedom - knowing they have the France international as the last man of defence.

However, the former Sporting Lisbon man thinks he flies under the radar because his consistency and that he's not as outspoken as other Premier League stars.

"For me he is the best "keeper in the league," he told FourFourTwo. "He is very underrated. I don't know why that is, maybe it is because he is a very low-key guy. He is fantastic though. He is only interested in playing football.

"It is not just now. Last season he made fantastic saves as well. Now we are seeing it this season as well.

"He does everything. When you are playing against quick strikers, like Bournemouth have, he is not just good between the posts, he is also a sweeper keeper, coming out off his line.

"I don't think there is anyone as good as him, to be honest, but that is my opinion and football is a game of opinions."

Lloris has kept four clean sheets in four of Spurs' nine games this season.

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