Tottenham boss critical of Lukaku role in Lloris incident

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Andre Villas-Boas says he is surprised more wasn't made of Romelu Lukaku's role in the incident which saw Hugo Lloris knocked unconscious during Tottenham's 0-0 draw with Everton on Sunday.

The French goalkeeper took a hefty blow to the head in a coming together with Lukaku during the stalemate at Goodison Park and was briefly knocked unconscious.

Villas-Boas came in for criticism from various charities and official bodies for allowing the former Lyon shotstopper to continue playing despite his injuries.

The Portuguese boss said he was extremely disappointed with the reaction of some 'incompetent people' who passed judgement on the incident, before  expressing his dismay that Lukaku, who was booked for his challenge, hasn't been held accountable for his actions.

“I want to believe that Lukaku’s leg was not left late to clash into Hugo’s head,” he told reporters.

“I find it remarkable as well that nobody has dedicated themselves to finding out if the player could have avoided the keeper, and I’m disappointed that Lukaku hasn’t contacted Hugo.

“I don’t question Lukaku’s integrity or human side, I have maximum respect for him and I think he has for me. But from all this excitement from something that is so negative, I’m surprised no time was spent to study this.

“I don’t want to question Lukaku, he’s a young player and wonderfully gifted but I think he could have jumped over Lloris.”

Lloris is in contention to feature for Spurs in their Europa League tie against Sheriff Tiraspol - despite some calling for the north London club to follow the 'five day rule' when it comes to head injuries.

Danny Rose and Zeki Fryers will miss the game through injury, while Sandro will be rested as he recovers from a knock picked up during the Everton game.

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