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What Spurs Manager Conte Thinks Of Hugo Lloris After Watford Win.

The Frenchman has been in fine form and pulled off a key save in their 1-0 win at Watford on New Year’s Day, which impressed Conte and the Italian praised Lloris for his display against the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

Manager Antonio Conte can see Lloris continuing to be the main man between the sticks at Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte expects the Lilywhites captain Hugo Lloris to continue plying his trade at Spurs despite reports linking the goalkeeper with a return move to the Ligue 1.

The 35-year-old’s current deal with Tottenham is set to expire in the summer and it is believed several clubs in Europe are monitoring the World Cup winner’s situation in north London.

Lloris was not busy in goal at Vicarage Road as Spurs dominated the majority of the game but he made a key save when it was goalless as he denied Josh King the chance to break the deadlock in the 54th minute.

The feat impressed Conte, and the Italian lauded Lloris for his display against Claudio Ranieri’s Hornets.

‘I am sure in a short time they can find a solution because he loves Tottenham and Tottenham loves him,’ said Conte.

‘Hugo today showed he is a top player and always focussed. For us, he is very important.

‘For sure, you can see the level of the goalkeeper in these circumstances.

‘We showed solidity so he didn’t have to make a save until that shot but he showed he stayed focussed.

‘The link between a goalkeeper and the rest of the team is very important. You need that connection when you defend high. The goalkeeper has to follow the game, not only staying on the line to make saves.

‘I have spoken to Hugo about it and he did very well.’

Conte embraces Claudio Ranieri after Spurs seal win at Watford
Conte embraces Claudio Ranieri after Spurs seal win at Watford.

Conte also insisted that his players must improve in all areas in order to create more chances and be more clinical but understands the busy festive season might have taken its toll, especially on the full-backs.

‘We need to improve our crossing. When you play with this system it is important the wing-backs, are more effective.

‘But I understand the role demands a lot of energy. You are a winger when we have the ball and then a full-back when they have it.

‘I have seen a great commitment from the players but we need to improve quality in many aspects. The final pass as well. But to play every few days is not easy.’

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