Tottenham Keeper Brad Friedel Claims Hugo Lloris Is Perfect For Club’s Style Of Play

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Ageing stopper backs up Lloris.

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Veteran Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has said that French international Hugo Lloris is perfect for the club’s style of play as he fits in with Andre Villas-Boas’ system perfectly, the Mirror reports.

Former Lyon goalkeeper Lloris has forced his way past the old American since arriving at the club in the summer of 2012 for a fee believed to be around £12m.

Since establishing himself as the club’s number one, he has been used as somewhat of a ‘sweeper keeper’ – a shot-stopper who is keen to snuff out attacks early by venturing off his goal-line.

And Friedel believes that the 26-year-old’s main attributes are ideally set up for that particular style of play, after watching him keep four clean sheets so far this season.

“AVB (Villas-Boas) wants us to play a high line and wants us to attack teams,” Friedel said.

“With that [way of playing] Hugo is very good for that style – it’s not really his starting position, more the decisions that he takes.

“Hugo will make a decision and just go. The tackle that he made on Theo Walcott (in the North London derby) or the save that he made at Cardiff – they were right on the borderline of being a red card or not.

“I’m happy he does it so that the team can win because it obviously works. In 10 games we’ve conceded two goals.

“Can Hugo be one of the best ever for Tottenham? Time will tell, but he’s an outstanding goalkeeper. Hugo is a very good goalkeeper and very quick in his decision making off the line.”

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