With French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris playing a massive part in PSV Eindhoven getting back into the Champions League clash in midweek given the rush of blood that saw him race from Tottenham Hotspur’s goal and subsequently earn himself a straight red card, he was always going to come in for some criticism following the fulltime whistle.
Leading 2-1 at the point of his sending off, Luuk de Jong found their leveller with three minutes remaining in regulation time and in many ways, given our dominance in the game even if it wasn’t a walk in the park, it epitomised where we seem to lack and fall short in the season of 2018/19. It’s far from meltdown time really, but we could be making life easier for ourselves at points but for now, there is a tendency to try and do things the hard way.
Whilst I certainly don’t agree with all of the comments, and I think a couple are more for effect rather than genuine, Lloris is having a mixed season on and off the pitch but he hasn’t suddenly become a bad keeper overnight despite what some sections claim, but the sooner he gets himself back to his fully focused best, the better.
Bet you weren’t saying that when he saved us against west ham with 3 amazing saves
— Toby Firth (@tottenhammad123) October 24, 2018
Why sell r captain, armchair fans
— Harry Demo (@c8b0794976134b6) October 24, 2018
Lloris on a one man mission to make sure we go out at the group stage ????
— Marcus (@beastbasher) October 24, 2018
Seriously, what is wrong with Hugo? Amazing 1 game and reckless the next.
— Phil Harris (@philharris_) October 24, 2018
Lloris is useless
— #LEVYOUT (@StelioK15) October 24, 2018
He's finished ain't he?
— dǝssnʎ sı ǝɯɐu ʎɯ ıɥ (@AmpayChupe) October 24, 2018
We have to sell him
— Mark (@Marky_Simmo) October 24, 2018
Yet again!! He costs us
— Dene Paul Walsh (@walsh3017) October 24, 2018
Given the mixed feelings amongst the fanbase about the 31-year-old it would be interesting to know how many points he has cost us vs points saved as at least to me it’ll easily be the latter and until that changes, he’s a goalkeeper, they make mistakes regularly (maybe not as spectacular as that mind) and you have to accept it.