Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris admits he grew up idolising Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.

Lloris began his career as a striker.

He told the Mail on Sunday: "Cantona was the first player I admired because I was a striker who also liked being a goalkeeper when I started playing football at seven. It meant I was a Manchester United fan and I even had a scarf because my mother brought one back with her from a trip to England.

"It was because of this that I then grew to like Peter Schmeichel. I admired his presence and his personality. Then I followed other goalkeepers like Fabien Barthez, Iker Casillas, Oliver Kahn, Gianluigi Buffon - all strong characters who dominated their box."

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