Tottenham latest news: 134-cap Spurs star 'makes awful mistakes'


Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons that the nature of Hugo Lloris’ mistakes bring attention to himself.

The Frenchman, capped 134 times by his country, has been an outstanding servant since joining Spurs from Lyon more than nine years ago.

However, the 34-year-old has been prone to making the odd error during his time in the Premier League.

How is Lloris performing this season?

Despite Tottenham’s poor start to the campaign, Lloris has been one of their better performers. 

His WhoScored rating (6.72) puts him seventh in the Spurs squad, but that mark is probably more down to those in front of him.

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The goalkeeper was in excellent form at the beginning of the season, making some fine saves to help Spurs win their opening three games and keep three clean sheets in the process.

Lloris, 6ft2, didn’t exactly cover himself in glory during the 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, but the Tottenham captain was one of few good performers against Chelsea and Arsenal and had it not been for some brilliant reflexes, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could have been on the receiving end of two hammerings.

Since those three consecutive defeats, Tottenham have improved and despite conceding four goals in three Premier League games, he hasn’t had a great deal in the way of action.



Lloris is yet to make any glaring mistakes for his club but was arguably at fault for both of Belgium’s goals in the Nations League earlier this month, with Don Hutchinson slamming the French number one on Twitter.

What did Bridge say?

GIVEMESPORT: “I think the problem with Lloris’ mistakes are they’re so bad. I never say, Lloris should have got to that, he gets to it.

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“He’ll miskick it or it will go under his legs, he makes awful mistakes. That’s why it’s so public.”

What is Lloris’ worst mistake?

There are three that spring to mind from recent memory.

Two of which came in quick succession during Mauricio Pochettino’s final weeks as Tottenham, the first being when he essentially tried to take on Danny Ings on his own goal-line and was dispossessed, although the Argentine took the blame for that goal.

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Pochettino could do anything but a couple of weeks later when Lloris inexplicably dropped a cross when under no pressure against Brighton to allow Neal Maupay to open the scoring.

But perhaps Lloris’ biggest error was when he was once again tackled inside his own six-yard box in the World Cup final, this time by Mario Mandzukic, and allowed Croatia to get back into the game.

Thankfully for the Frenchman, it meant little in the context of the game, but it was another example of how easily the experienced goalkeeper can shoot himself in the foot.

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