By Harvey Byrne

Glenn Hoddle has hailed the performance of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after an outstanding display against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old France international ensured his team kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw, which included a point blank save from close range.

Now Hoddle, a former Spurs manager and now BT Sport pundit has praised the “superb” performance of Lloris on his personal Twitter account, naming him alongside Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel.

Lloris has been a key part of his team in the new campaign playing in nine encounters and keeping five clean sheets in all competitions.

He still has three years left on his contract at White Hart Lane following his move from Lyon in 2012, but fans will be hoping for him to extend his stay at the club further after establishing himself as the club’s number one for the past three years.

Spurs are currently sat in third place in the Premier League table with 18 points from their first eight fixtures in the league.

They have the best defensive record in the league with just four goals conceded in their first round of matches.

They will travel to Bournemouth on Saturday, where they will expect to maintain their good early form.

In other Tottenham news, Jan Vertonghen has hinted that he is close to agreeing a new Spurs contract following recent talks.