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“One of the best”: Darren Anderton says one Spurs player is ‘unbelievable’ but also so underrated


Darren Anderton has waxed lyrical about Spurs captain Hugo Lloris.

The Tottenham goalkeeper became the Lilywhites’ record Premier League appearance holder for the club.

Lloris made his 300th English top-flight appearance for Spurs at the weekend.

The 34-year-old marked the occasion with a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Wolves.

Anderton was previously Tottenham’s record Premier League appearance holder, on 299.

And he had nothing but praise for the France international after overtaking his tally.

“It’s no surprise to see Hugo beat it,” Anderton told the Spurs media team.

“He’s such a good goalkeeper for the club.

“There’s always ups and downs with any team but he’s always seemed very happy being at Spurs.

“He’s a World Cup-winning captain, he’s a legend and Spurs are very fortunate to have him.

“Hugo’s consistency has been unbelievable and I think he’s underrated as a goalkeeper.

“I don’t think he gets mentioned enough as one of the best.”

Lloris came through the ranks at hometown club Nice, making his debut as a teenager in October 2005.

That year, he also won the European Under-19 title with France.

Three years and 78 senior appearances later, Lloris left nice to join Lyon, the dominant team in France at the time.