The baton has been passed, the crown has been handed over—Hugo Lloris has been given the starting job at goalkeeper by Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas.
It was a nice run by former keeper Brad Friedel. No, scratch that, it was a remarkable run from an athlete who is facing opposing strikers nearly two decades his junior.
There is nothing more Friedel could have done to keep himself between the posts—his endurance to start 310 matches in a row is unprecedented and his athleticism to twist and turn a 41-year-old body so as to make saves against the likes of Wayne Rooney, David Hoilett and Demba Ba will always be remembered.
But there's a new goalkeeper at White Hart Lane, and as much as my Yankee blood wants to back an American in Friedel, I have to admit that Lloris is the way to go.
Join me as I present to you the eight reasons why Hugo Lloris is the better option at Tottenham.