Tottenham Hotspur fans have expressed their frustration in captain Hugo Lloris’s showing against Barcelona in the Champions League at Wembley on Wednesday evening.
The Frenchman made his first appearance after being charged with drunk-driving in London at the end of August. Lloris pleaded guilty to the charge and was given a £50,000 fine as well as a driving ban, before he was then also ruled out of out action with an injury.
But the 31-year-old’s return to the Spurs side was spoiled by a Lionel Messi masterclass as Barcelona cruised to a 4-2 victory, and some of the club’s fans weren’t impressed with his performance, saying Paulo Gazzaniga might have been a better option to start in goal.
Gazziniga replaced Michel Vorm following an injury to the Dutchman and proved his worth in the three wins against Brighton, Watford and Huddersfield.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Spurs fans following Wednesday night’s match:
Lloris cost us twice. First goal. Last goal. Why are we building from the back against Barca when losing in the 89th minute
— Adam Jarrett (@AdamJarrett4) October 3, 2018
— Jamie Bray (@jamiebray223) October 3, 2018
Please no Lloris anymore
— مُحمّد أبو كين. (@DesLegend) October 3, 2018
Hugo was terrible – rest of the team worked so hard
— WHOTUNES (@whotunes) October 3, 2018
Cannot fault the effort from the players, but awful errors by lloris cost us dear.. I said gazzaniga deserved to stay in after his performances and I feel justified. We need to bounce back on Saturday and get ready for some huge games coming up
— Jay Read (@simplyjambo) October 3, 2018
Slag me all you want but proud of the team great second half but Hugo cost us that game tonight at fault for first and last goals
— ??乇koω Ayensu 乇ssαħ ?? (@EkowAyensu_Gh) October 4, 2018
Hugo has had an absolute stinker!!
— Ross Sexton (@RossySexton) October 3, 2018
Hugo should of cleared that ball, ? should of played Gazza.
— Twics Likshot (RizqElder) (@twics7) October 3, 2018
3 goals gifted to one of the best teams there is! Time to promote Gazzanigga to first choice keeper and demote Sissoko to the transfer list.
— Brucie (@S73Bruce) October 3, 2018