Firstly, let me say on behalf of everyone how pleased we all are that Hugo Lloris is ok.

As many of you know, i criticise AVB quite a bit when i think criticism is due, but you will also know that I will stand up for him if I think he is right.

As for the ‘incident’ with Hugo Lloris on Sunday, I think the media are being very unfair on AVB. He was put in a very difficult position at a very difficult moment in the match and a decision had to be made. And for the FIFA’s so called top medical officer having a go at him is the icing on the cake from a group of ‘out of date’ people.

It is obvious that Lloris wanted to continue, and i am absolutely sure that had our medical team been 100% certain that he could’nt, they would have told AVB and he would have made the substitution. I know Brad was ready to come on, and although initially Lloris looked a little groggy, it was no more than other players look when they clash heads.

I could comment on AVB’s team selection, but I wont at this time as the main reason for this article is the Lloris affair. As I said, thankfully Hugo seems ok, and will be back in the squad for the Newcastle game next Sunday. There is no-way he will be playing on Thursday night against FC Sheriff.

In this Lloris case, AVB has my full backing, I believe what he did was right.


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