Date: 1st September 2018 at 7:00am
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With Friday’s news that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was set to miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Watford following injury, the instant question was who replaces him.

Michel Vorm is the obvious go-to here and he’s our accepted backup goalkeeper for instances where Lloris is unavailable for selection or requires a rest, but plenty of fans on social media felt that instead of turning to the former Swansea City No 1 we should in fact pivot and give former Southampton goalie Paulo Gazzaniga a chance to shine.

The 26-year-old Argentine stopper has largely been a forgotten man at White Hart Lane following his arrival from the Saints back in the 2017 August transfer window and he made a solitary appearance, his debut, back in November 2017 where he took his place in the first team in a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

He hasn’t been seen since really.

As the reactions show, Vorm’s talents are well known but at 34-years-old we should be looking to the future and whilst Gazzaniga shouldn’t immediately become our No 2 stopper, he won’t develop further without getting additional games.

If he doesn’t get the chance to challenge for backup and prove he’s worthy of that tag, we might as well move him on. With Mauricio Pochettino bringing him originally to Southampton before forcing the reunion, if he’s not ready after all those years at his age, he never will be.

 

2 Replies to “Some Spurs Fans Want This Man To Get A Shot Tomorrow & I Agree”

  • Whilst I appreciate the feelings about blooding the younger man, what we really need to ask is who is the better keeper now, today, who can we most rely on in an away fixture against a team sharing our unbeaten start to the season, and who will provide a stern test. The all important thing is the 3 points and to go 4 from 4 in the PL. If the feeling is that Gazzaniga is the better bet then pick him, if we want to stick with what we know then Vorm should play. There will be other opportunities to try Gazzaniga in the likes of the EFL Cup etc. This fixture could lay down marker and prove important, not one to take lightly.

  • A difficult decision for Poch. From what I have seen of gazza in a couple of games last season , he has the talent to be a top goalie. Vorm is steady and reliable, but will gazza accept being no.3 much longer?

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