Tottenham can be hugely thankful to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Tottenham can be hugely thankful to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who has saved a number of points already this season.

However, the Frenchman has revealed that he could have easily left the club had it not been for the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino with his brilliant ideas. Spurs appeared to be struggling for a direction when Tim Sherwood was the interim manager. He was replaced by Pochettino, who had achieved great things with Southampton until then. However, his experience in English football was limited by that stage. Lloris was turning out to be a great signing for Spurs.

This brought him to the attention of clubs like Manchester United, who were contemplating the possibility of signing the Frenchman in order to replace David de Gea who was linked with a move to Real Madrid. However, Lloris turned down any attempt by the Red Devils and he has become one of the best goalkeepers in the world over the last 12 months. Lloris has a contract with Spurs until 2019 and it is almost certain that he will be awarded a new deal in the next few months. The 29-year-old has put in some impressive performances and he has been a major reason behind the club’s impressive defensive record in the 2015-16 season.

Tottenham have let in only 16 goals in the 20 league games.“I’ve flourished completely here. I can even say that since the arrival of Pochettino I found new benchmarks.My second season here was complicated, I had kept a certain level of performance but collectively there were too many gaps.I had not felt a strong club, but rather an unstable one, with a coaching change in the middle of the season, just the opposite of what I like to see in football. I was actually asking myself questions until Pochettino arrived,” said Lloris.