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Hugo Lloris: “Buffon was inspiration for me”

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has revealed that Juventus stopper Gianluigi Buffon was an inspiration for him as a young player.

“There is something special and it’s difficult to describe it, but he’s a player who can inspire those around him. Juventus have had so many legendary players and there is still one there in Gianluigi Buffon,” Lloris told the club’s official website.

“When I was younger I was completely a fan. He’s the kind of player who can inspire you and when I was 15, 16, that kind of player and Iker Casillas as well, they both started so young and that was an inspiration for me. I wanted to start young as well and that’s what I did.

“After 16 seasons (at Juve) he shows he has the same ambition and motivation as in the past. To stay at the top at that age means you have to work harder than others and that’s why he’s the best. In terms of longevity, it’s amazing what he’s done.”