By Dominic Toner
Teddy Sheringham believes that Hugo Lloris is the best goalkeeper Tottenham have ever had.
The current Spurs captain has been in phenomenal form this season and become a crucial player since his arrival at White Hart Lane in 2012 from Lyon.
The north London club have had several iconic goalkeepers throughout their history including Pat Jennings, Ray Clemence, Bill Brown and Ted Ditchburn.
Former Spurs favourite Sheringham was asked who the club’s best ever goalkeeper is and was confident it was the current number one.
“Lloris – very lively, agile goalie and a rock and foundation of the team right now,” Sheringham said, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
Lloris, 29, is currently tied to White Hart Lane until 2019 when his existing deal expires.
The Frenchman has been a crucial figure at Spurs in recent seasons and his team-mate Jan Vertonghen recently urged the club to extend his contract, but Lloris revealed that he is currently focused on the immediate future and not a new deal.
Lloris has made 178 appearances for Spurs in all competitions and kept an impressive 63 clean sheets.
Spurs currently boast the best defensive record in the league, conceding just five goals from their opening 10 games.
Their goalkeeper has played in eight of those games and missed a couple of league matches through injury, but his understudy Michel Vorm provided a strong back-up.
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