Hugo Lloris produces awful howler for Tottenham Hotspur against Southampton


For all his talent, everyone knows that Hugo Lloris just can’t avoid a mistake.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper has been guilty of a number of clangers during his career and he produced another one against Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side went 1-0 up through Tanguy Ndombele but were reduced to 10 men on the half-hour mark when Serge Aurier was shown a second yellow card.

And Southampton made things worse when they equalised in the 39th minute.

Tottenham didn’t appear to be in any danger with Lloris receiving the ball on his line.

But Danny Ings chased him down and, instead of just getting rid of the ball, Lloris attempted a Cruyff turn.

It went about as badly as you’d expect.

Fortunately for Lloris, Harry Kane restored Tottenham’s lead before half-time.

The England international spared Lloris' blushes with his fifth league goal of the season.

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Spurs have made a difficult start to the season, collecting eights points from their first six Premier League matches and crashing out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Colchester United.

It's led to plenty of criticism and Pochettino believes his side deserves the reviews currently coming their way.

"If we don't get the results that people expect, we need to accept the criticism," he said, per BBC Sport.

"For nearly five years it was all praise for Tottenham. Now, if we deserve to be criticised, we need to accept that."

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Their title challenge is already under threat but the Tottenham manager is hoping the criticism sparks a revival.

"Sometimes critics can make you realise you need to wake up," he added.

"Damage has happened that we need to fix. We are, at the moment, fixing problems to try to be better and get the results we expect.

"We're not so far away. Our performances are not as bad as the feeling creates. I'm sure that we are going to start to win games, but we need to find the solution."

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