Tottenham keeper names his toughest opponent

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has named former Real Madrid and Spain striker Raul as the toughest opponent he has faced.

Speaking to RMC Sport in his native France, Lloris ranked Raul ahead of the likes of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when it came to finishing.

Former Portugal star Pauleta and Barcelona’s former Liverpool striker Luis Surez are also among the notable opponents Lloris has faced during his career.

He said: “It’s hard to pick one. A player like Raul – I played him when he was at Real Madrid and Schalke – always had that quick glance at the goalkeeper, on where he was positioned, and he shot depending on that.

“After that, there’s the Suarezs, the Messis, I don’t need to present them. Back in the day, there was also Pauleta at Paris Saint-Germain. I played him a lot when I was at Nice.”

Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen is determined to transfer his incredible Denmark scoring form into goals at Tottenham.

Eriksen made it 15 goals in his last 18 international appearances with a double in Denmark’s 2-0 Nations League win against Wales in Aarhus on Sunday.

But the 26-year-old has not scored in his last 10 Tottenham games, his last goal coming in a 3-1 Premier League home defeat to Manchester City in April.

“I’ve always had many shots, even in the Premier League, but I just haven’t scored yet,” Eriksen said.

“I’m trying to get in good positions in every game to create something or take a shot, but they just keep flying in for the national team.”




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