Mauricio Pochettino anser att hans målvakt och lagkapten, Fransmannen Hugo Lloris tillhör dom absolut bästa målvakterna i världen. Efter helgens match mot Watford där Tottenham vann med 2-0 så kunde inte Pochettino hålla lovorden inne. Lloris stod för flertalet viktiga och kvalitativa räddningar under matchen, det var speciellt i den andra halvleken då Lloris målvaktsspel gjorde så att Spurs kunde behålla sin ledning.
Pochettino sa följande till Sky Sports efter matchen:
“Hugo Lloris was fantastic and showed why he is one of the best in the world. I am happy, three points puts us in a good position.
“The team came back from a difficult loss. They were disappointed after Manchester United. Watford were free to play, no pressure, they are safe, for us it is a massive pressure to take three points.
“Three games ahead, I think we are in a good siutation. To win the games and finish in the top four for the first time in a row would be great for the club.”
Lloris själv sa följande om sin tränare i en intervju med Sky Sports tidigare iår:
“I don’t like to compare it, I’ve always had a good relationship with my managers – but I can’t hide that it’s maybe the closest,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sports. “We have a great relationship, as manager and player and as men.
“I think from the first moment I understood his philosophy in football, and I try to go between the team and him to act as a leader, even if I have to think about myself too.
“He likes to share, he likes to chat. He is open to discussing football and the thoughts of his players. This is why he works so well, because he’s open about some things even if his concept is very dominant at Tottenham.”
Intervju med Lloris ifrån 2016