Hugo Lloris says Harry is the best he has ever played with;
Hugo says Harry is the best striker he has played with and insists he is ‘by the side’ of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Harry has scored eight hat-tricks this year, a feat it is hard to imagine we will ever see reproduced in a Spurs shirt, unless of course it is achieved by Harry himself. His hat-trick against Southampton hauled him above Shearers record of 36 Premier League goals in one calendar year.
Harry also set a record for the number of goals scored for club and country at 56 – two more even than Messi in 2017, and three more than Ronaldo.
Hugo said speaking to Sky Sports : ‘I’ve never played with a striker capable of scoring so many goals in a year, I’ve played with a lot of top strikers and probably he is the best I’ve played with’.
Heaping on the praise he added;
‘ He deserves all the praise at the moment. Now the most difficult part is coming because he needs to stick at this level. But with his mentality and quality I have no doubt he will do that. He is one of the best and he is going to keep showing it.’
Talking about his work ethic and his self- belief;
‘He believes a lot in himself and that’s most important. It means he is able to do fantastic things with passion and hard work. In football when there are records you always try to break them. It’s true, with players like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo it’s difficult to catch them. But Harry is by the side of them and he is still a young player with lots to achieve. He’s got the right attitude, he always wants to improve.’
Hugo also talks about his character; He’s a goal machine:
‘If he scores one goal in a game, he wants two or three. This is his mentality. He’s a goal machine. It’s his target. When he enters the pitch, he focuses on that. His job is to score goals and it’s his mentality every day.
‘The perception from outside is different now. He has more attention from the fans and media. But he has a good head on his shoulders and a lot of humility and that’s the key. He will keep working hard and I’m sure he will break more records if he does.’
All that begs the question is Harry the greatest Tottenham Striker ever, if not the greatest player ever to pull on the shirt?