Tottenham got all three points against Southampton on Saturday, but they weren’t helped by a big mistake from keeper Hugo Lloris.
Lloris gifted Southampton an equaliser after trying to dribble round Danny Ings inside his own six-yard box.
Talking after the game, Mauricio Pochettino took the blame for Lloris’ mistake saying, “Don’t blame Hugo, blame me, I demand him to play in this way.”
Pochettino added, “He showed great mentality [in the second half] and that is why he is one of the best in the world.” [Sky Sports]
Writing in his column in the Times, Cascarino said, “Lloris is a great shot-stopper, capable of pulling off world-class saves, but has never excelled with his feet. Pochettino should stop asking him to do something he finds so difficult.”
Allardyce – Managers to blame
Playing out from the back has got a few teams in trouble this season.
Arsenal, in particular, have really struggled and gave the ball away in dangerous positions a number of times against Burnley. They also conceded a goal against Watford trying to play out from the back.
Hugo Lloris is a goalkeeper that isn’t built for this style of play and Sam Allardyce agreed with Tony Cascarino.
Talking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show (talkSPORT, Monday, 8.30am), he said, “This extra burden that’s put on goalkeepers to be outfield players. Everyone’s asking them to be outfield players. That’s the manager’s fault. There are so many goals being given away that way.”