Hugo Lloris has no doubt that Clement Lenglet will adapt to the Premier League after joining Tottenham on loan from Barcelona.
Lloris’ compatriot arrives after four years with Barca, where he won a LaLiga title as well as a Copa del Rey before making the switch to Spurs for the 2022-23 season.
His loan adds on to what has been a busy transfer window for Tottenham, who have acquired Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic, with Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence also set to join Antonio Conte’s team.
A strong finish to last season led to Spurs pipping bitter rivals Arsenal to fourth place and subsequent Champions League qualification, and Lloris believes that Lenglet will be a hugely useful addition to the squad.
“You know he’s the kind of player who is going to help the team, obviously with his experience, having played in a club like Barcelona,” Lloris told reporters.
“As a player I think he’s a modern defender, comfortable to be able to play from the back, he has a great left foot.
“He can be very strong in one vs one and he’s strong in the air. Even if it’s never easy when you arrive in the Premier League and he will have to adapt to the intensity of the games but he is a high-level player.
“He has a great personality and he will adapt well to the team.”
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Conte was pressed on Spence’s potential arrival and while he would not comment on that speculation, he explained how he wants to see his team improve.
Conte told reporters: “About Spence we don’t want to comment about speculation because it is disrespectful for all the other players, for the club and the other team.
“We are trying to improve many aspects of the team during the pre-season.
“We have to strengthen the players and bring them to a good level in the tactical and physical aspect.
“It’s an opportunity to work much more than during the season and we are doing this and we are happy because we are working very well.”