Football journalist Seb Stafford-Bloor has been sharing his thoughts on Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and his current run of form for the north London club.
On the subject of Lloris and his recent form for Jose Mourinho’s side, Stafford-Bloor had this to say on the matter.
He said: “The number of soft goals is amazing. He still makes the occasional good save, but if you look at the Everton game, you hear the phrase ‘chocolate wrists’ being thrown around, and there’s a little bit of that, his hands have become very soft.
“There’s not enough aggression in his goalkeeping for my liking. I’ve spoken with David Preece about this in the past about the effect that a fragile goalkeeper can have on a defence, and if you look at the kind of mistakes that Tottenham’s defence are making mixed in with all of the other areas, I don’t know whether Lloris is responsible for that, but it’s certainly not benefiting them, because it’s absolute chaos.”
Spurs signed Lloris back in August 2012 from French club Olympique Lyon for a fee of £11.34 million.
TIF Thoughts on Seb Stafford-Bloor’s comments on Lloris and his current run of form…
Given how Lloris has managed to concede 10 goals in his previous seven Premier League appearances, as well as five goals during Tottenham’s recent defeat against Everton in the FA Cup as Stafford-Bloor mentioned in the podcast, this shows that he hasn’t been in the best form recently in terms of managing to keep clean sheets for his team.
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Moving forward, unless Lloris turns his form around, he could cause Spurs to miss out on finishing in a European place in the Premier League table by the end of the season, with the club currently sat in ninth position, two points ahead of north London rivals Arsenal.