Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ inclusion on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or has been greeted with surprise from many sections of the footballing world, with fans of arch-rivals West Ham in disbelief at his nomination.
The France international has been a consistent performer for several years though it is fair to say that his performances have tailed off in recent times, best evidenced by the fact he has conceded 45 goals in 33 games in 2019, with 19 goals conceded this season.
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However, he did captain his side to the Champions League final and made many impressive saves along the way, but some Hammers supporters would argue that Lukasz Fabianski has been equally impressive in the Premier League.
As a result, some have mocked the fact that Lloris is considered to be amongst the best ten goalkeepers in the world, alongside names such as Alisson and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
Here are some of the reactions from West Ham fans who have chosen to take amusement from the nomination.
If Lloris has got a Balon D'or Nomination, The Fabianski should have 2…….
— Nicky Hawkins (@nickyj82) October 21, 2019
Lol it’s unbelievable
— ⚒ SlipStream132 ⚒ (@SlipStream132) October 21, 2019
The awkward moment when Lloris wins the Ballon D’or but can’t lift the trophy!
— Stevie “WHU” Sizzle (@TheSullis) October 21, 2019
Or he drops it
— Bubbles The Bear QC (@LeeJone11902351) October 22, 2019
Lloris nominated ?
— . (@WestHamCulture) October 21, 2019
Lloris hahaha, alright then https://t.co/HZ8hqcgtjO
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) October 21, 2019