Since Hugo Lloris’ head connected with the knee of Romelu Lukaku earlier in the season, some of the French keeper’s decision making has been a little reminiscent of Bruce Grobelaar. Occasionally, those displays come under the media spotlight and after a hectic festive period, the player has spoken to France football, outlining the differences in the English game.

“Let’s say in England football is different than in France, notably in game speed,” Hugo told his own national press. “No one is giving up too. I discovered that coming here.

“In England there is a lot of contact in the box, a lot of quality crosses. A lot of presence too. Here, the keeper is less protected than in France or in European competitions. It is important to know to fight, notably on corners.”

Lloris also acknowledged that he plays a dangerous game at times but he would back himself against any attack.

“I always had a risky game. I have always tried to control my box, and even a bit further away,” he added.

“I want to be the boss of the area. Then, sometimes you get success, sometimes not.”

Hugo may just have a busier afternoon against Crystal Palace on Saturday than he did on the opening day of the season but despite the occasional aberration, Spurs fans as a whole have considerably more faith in him than some of his predecessors.

 

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