Spurs came back from one down to emerge 2-1 victors over Watford on Wednesday night thanks to goals from the returning Heung-min Son and Fernando Llorente, after the Hornets took the lead before half-time through Craig Cathcart.
Llorente had blocked Adrian Mariappa’s effort and the resulting corner was whipped in by Jose Holebas, missed by Spurs ‘keeper Lloris and duly nodded home as the visitors capitalised on what was far from the Frenchman’s first mistake between the sticks.
He may be a World Cup winner but Lloris’ decision making and positional sense can be questionable and the 32-year-old should count himself lucky that the Lilywhites attack was on song to secure the three points in the end.
Despite the occasional mistake, Lloris’ ownership of the number 1 shirt has hardly been challenged since his arrival at White Hart Lane in 2012, although, in his compatriot Paulo Gazzaniga, Mauricio Pochettino now has a viable replacement for the captain should he continue to mess up.
Former Southampton man Gazzaniga has impressed in Lloris’ stead – mostly in cup clashes – and it may not be too long before the 27-year-old snatches the gloves.
Here’s how Spurs fans reacted to Lloris’ performance on Twitter…
Amidst all the excitement I still have to mention that Lloris needs to be dropped, such a liability in games we need to win.
Sonny and Fernando got him out of jail.
I’d play Gazza in champions league. Lloris would be the one who gets us knocked out
— Kevin Gower© (@KGower83) January 30, 2019
Another lloris mistake… Surprise surprise
— Paddy Beagan (@paddybeagan) January 30, 2019
— Callum O’Leary (@CallumOLeary) January 30, 2019
Sorry everyone but Lloris is not world class, makes a mistake every other game
— Simon (@Simonmz61) January 30, 2019
— Nicoleee (@nicolewyattt) January 30, 2019
A better stronger manager would have dropped Lloris months ago Gazzaniga much better option
— Adam Houckham (@adman1981) January 30, 2019
#TOTWAT Lloris is becoming a liability! Sell him tomorrow and get Gazzaniga in as no.1
— Lee Wilkinson (@wilko_6) January 30, 2019
Gazzaniga miles ahead of Lloris now. Poch won't have it though.
— Joe Kidd (@_JoeKidd) January 30, 2019
I think we are seeing the end of a fine Spurs player. Such a shame but Lloris is at fault for practically every goal we have conceded over the past year or so.
Meanwhile, Gazzaniga has looked the part. #COYS
— Phil (@bilks) January 30, 2019