Injured Lloris looks to help new keeper

Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dives but fails to stop the ball that is turned into the net by Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen for an own goal to open the scoring during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in south London on January 23, 2016. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / AFP / GLYN KIRK

Tottenham Hotspurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris may be out injured but he still wants to play an active role in the team’s wellbeing and has offered to help newly signed keeper Pau Lopez settle in easily at the White Hart Lane.

The 21-year-old arrived on loan from Espanyol in a deal that could be permanent next season, joining the goalkeeping department that has Lloris and Michel Vorm.

Lloris says he has had some time to know his new team mate and all he wants is to help make him comfortable on and off the pitch as he gets the new experience from outside his country.

“I know a bit about him already – he played in La Liga last season for Espanyol and he’s a young keeper with a lot of quality. We will try to make him comfortable on the pitch and off the pitch. It’s important to make him feel quite settled within the squad – it’s a new experience for him outside his country and I think it’s good for Michel, for me and for Toni [Jimenez] too. He will train with us and he will help us to continue our improvement.

“Playing as a goalkeeper is never easy but mentality is important. We try to work well, try to be involved every day for the team and try to improve our levels. These are things that are important for all the players but when you’re a keeper these things are especially important”, the Frenchman said.