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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold slams Hugo Lloris’ dismal display

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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold was not left hugely impressed with the display of club captain Hugo Lloris in the club’s recent pre-season clash. 

The Frenchman came on at half-time for young goalkeeper Brandon Austin and ended up picking the ball out of his net on two occasions.

It was an action-packed second half of football in Seoul,with the Lilywhites netting five times and conceding twice – of which one instance was labelled a “stinker” from Lloris by The Sun.

There will not be too many question marks over Lloris’ efforts in the K-League XI’s second goal of the afternoon in their 6-3 defeat, but it was apparent the 35-year-old’s involvement in the third goal left a lot to be desired.

And Gold had been left far from inspired by the Frenchman’s performance, with a fairly tame attempt to scamper across his goal and prevent the free-kick from going in.

He said: “Unsighted for Veldwijk’s low rolling shot early in the second half which crept inside the post, but could have done better with Amano’s free-kick from a long way out, although he wasn’t helped by his wall,” Gold wrote as he handed Lloris a 4/10 rating.

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

It is worth remembering these are the first minutes Lloris has played after his summer break, however, he did look leggy at times in the second half.

Do Spurs need to upgrade Lloris?





On the whole, Lloris enjoyed an impressive 2021/22 campaign which saw the Lilywhites offer him an extended deal which will take his contractual stay through to 2024.

However, the Frenchman does have the tendency to fall into a dip of poor performances, which was seen in the early stages of 2022 when he endured some difficult displays against the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With Lloris set to turn 36 at the end of this year, we are interested to see where Spurs look for his long-term replacement, but for now, we think he has more than proven to be good enough to be Tottenham’s starting goalkeeper.

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