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Spurs keeper Lloris full of praise for Arsenal target Benzema

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is full of praise for France teammate Karim Benzema.

The Real Madrid striker has been linked with Arsenal.

Lloris said: "He had a really good season with Real Madrid, he won the Champions League final and is in good confidence. He played well during the preparation games and he was in excellent condition to play today. He showed that, scored two, maybe three, depending on the Fifa decision, and it was important for him and for the team to start well because he is a decisive player for France. Maybe he is our key player and he showed it today.

"When you play for Real Madrid you have to be a special player. He is still young but he is an excellent player. He has a big talent and for him this competition is the perfect platform to show who he is to everyone.

"This was his first game at the World Cup after being left out four years ago. You never know what will happen in the future. The World Cup only comes every four years and when you have the chance to play you have to take it and enjoy the possibility to play at your best level and do everything for the team. That's what every player did today."

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