Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon has openly criticised Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris in a public interview.

Lloris is the French national team captain but Lollichon, a fellow Frenchman, has called the Spurs shot-stopper ‘overrated’. He also said that Lloris should not be his country’s number one and that PSG’s Alphonse Areola is a better ‘keeper.

As reported by the Mirror, Lollichon said:

People live in a dream world when it comes to Lloris a bit too much, but for me Areola is above.

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Areola was widely praised after he played well in France’s goalless draw against Germany on Thursday evening and Lollichon says he was not surprised to see the PSG star outperform Lloris.

I didn’t wait until Thursday to discover Alphonse. For me, he’s the best current French goalkeeper. He has all the characteristics to be France’s number one. The height, ability with the ball at his feet, wingspan, his diving ability, footwork. He’s the most adapted to how they play.