Some Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Hugo Lloris, after the glovesman made a terrible error in the 2-1 win over Southampton.
The France international tried to be too clever on the ball with Danny Ings lurking, and the Saints striker robbed him on his own goal-line before poking the ball home – it was a truly embarrassing moment for the World Cup winner.
To his own credit, the former Lyon keeper atoned for his error with some match-winning saves, but his mistake did invite unnecessary pressure onto himself and his teammates.
Mauricio Pochettino has since come out and defended his No.1, but this isn’t the first time the 32-year-old has slipped up in-between the sticks.
One fan said that Lloris must now give up the captaincy following his error, while another called for people not to get on the shot-stopper’s back.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
On the midnight ferry back to the IOW, so time for a match report.
Both Harrys’ were great, Rosie was superb, the team spirit overall was fabulous, and Lloris did the most stupidest thing I’ve ever seen at the Lane.
A very satisfying win.#COYS
— TottenhamJohn (@Johnofspurs) September 28, 2019
Hugo LLoris needs to give up the captaincy now. He doesn’t say boo to a goose and makes way too many mistakes. Yes he made some brilliant saves too but that’s his bread and butter. #COYS
— PaxtonRoadMiddleTier (@luvAbitOfSnatch) September 28, 2019
If Lloris could kick a ball he would be playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid and not us. Let’s not get on his back!
He’s far from perfect but he’s the best Spurs keeper we have had In my lifetime and he’s our captain.#COYS
— Ashley Watts (@AshWatts93) September 28, 2019
— Zain Motala (@zainmotala) September 28, 2019
It’s to Pochs’ eternal credit that he immediately takes the blame for Lloris’ lunatic blunder.
But the reality is he’s a liability.
Worse, he’s an unsettling liability. His panics increase pressure on defenders who are unable to pass back with any confidence.
— CD SpursRangers (@SumFatbloke) September 28, 2019
Lloris made up for his dreadful mistake today, but surely that’s a lesson learnt to not be stupid and just clear your lines #Coys
— Max (@xDuoMax) September 28, 2019