After captaining France to World Cup glory during the summer, Hugo Lloris has had to endure a surprisingly shaky start to the Premier League campaign for Tottenham.

The 31-year-old’s much publicized arrest on drink-driving charges was perhaps an indication that his luck was about to turn sour as just three days following the incident, the goalkeeper sustained a thigh injury in Spurs’ 3-0 victory against Manchester United which ruled him out for a month.

To make matters worse, upon his return to action in a Champions League fixture against Barcelona, Lloris committed a glaring howler that resulted in an early goal as his club went on to lose 4-2.

However, the international break seems to have come at the right time for the Frenchman. Back in national colours, Lloris showed he might be steadily coming back to his best during the 2-2 draw against Iceland in a friendly.

The Les Bleus went down 2-0 in the 28th minute but Lloris kept his side in the match by pulling off a string of impressive saves, including an incredible quadruple save from point blank range that might have reminded worried fans of his lightning-fast reflexes.

The stunning save showed that while he might be prone to the odd mistake, Tottenham’s no.1 is still world class. Check out his effort:

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  1. The first save should have been pushed wide to safety, any decent shot would have beat him. One half decent game doesn’t make him great, he makes more mistakes than world class saves.

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