Mikael Landreau backs Lloris to be a huge success at Tottenham

The fellow shot-stopper has dismissed notions that the former Lyon man will remain as a substitute for the forseeable future, highlighting his performance against Lazio as key

Lille goalkeeper Mikael Landreau believes Hugo Lloris has the class to overcome the challenge of current No.1 Brad Friedel and become a Tottenham regular.

Friedel was in goal for Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over QPR on Sunday, extending his record of consecutive Premier League games played to 319 – a run stretching over eight years - while Lloris played in the 0-0 draw with Lazio in the Europa League.

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And Landreau has come out in support of Lloris, saying he was unconcerned by talk of any lasting exposure to the substitutes’ bench - pointing to the performance against the Serie A side as being a step in the right direction.

Landreau told RTL: “In the short term, I can understand the debate, but I do not find it particularly worrying for Hugo”

“It will evolve. Already there is the Europa League - so it does not mean he does not play. The Europa League games are quite interesting.

“He continues to play for France, and he was outstanding in the last two matches. His Europa League involvement may just be the start for him.”