Lloris emerging as weak link in Tottenham Hotspur team

Over the last few seasons Tottenham Hotspur have established themselves as regular top-four finishers, with just the lack of silverware preventing them from being considered an elite Premier League club.

Mauricio Pochettino has transformed his young side into challengers, but in recent matches, a chink in the armour has appeared.

Hugo Lloris, who has been widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, has had some shaky displays in between the sticks.

In a 3-1 victory over Chelsea, the Frenchman made a costly blunder while trying to clear the ball that had been crossed into the danger area.

The club captain came off his line in an attempt to punch the ball away, but fluffed it completely and Alvaro Morata scored the Blues’ only goal of the game.

The following week, Lloris looked unsteady again as he played a part in Stoke City’s goal by hitting the ball straight at Mame Biram Diouf in a failed clearance.

The 31-year-old’s errors were not highlighted as strongly due to Tottenham winning both matches, but he had nowhere to hide on Saturday against newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.

Hugo Lloris stats against Manchester City

In a 3-1 triumph for Pep Guardiola’s side, Lloris managed to make three saves and only cleared the danger on two occasions.

The biggest mistake came 24 minutes into the contest when he rushed off his line to bring down Raheem Sterling on the edge of the box.

Despite the foul being outside of the area, the referee awarded a penalty, which was slotted home by Ilkay Gundogan.

Lloris could also have done better to prevent City’s third goal, as even though he initially made a save, the keeper pushed the ball back into Sterling’s direction and the former Liverpool attacker punished him.

Suggesting that Tottenham splash the cash on a new keeper would be unwise given that the Frenchman has made some match-winning saves this season.

However, Tottenham fans have noticed Lloris slipping in recent matches, and he needs to overcome this blip in order to prevent the defenders feeling uneasy around him.