Alan Sugar critical of Tottenham player’s display against Chelsea

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Former Spurs chairman Alan Sugar has questioned Paulo Gazzaniga’s quality on the back of his poor display against Chelsea yesterday afternoon.

Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Frank Lampard’s men courtesy of two first of goals with the second one, in particular, being extremely preventable.

After Willian put the Blues 1-0 up early in the game, Gazzaniga made an uncharacteristic error just before half time when he bought down Marcos Alonso with a reckless challenge inside the box.

The Argentine could have easily cleared the ball with his hands, but instead attempted an acrobatic clearance with his feet and instead fouled the Spaniard.

Willian converted the penalty to put the away side 2-0 up and a Son Heung-min red card in the second half killed any hopes of a Tottenham fightback.

While Gazzaniga has done well for the last couple of months in Hugo Lloris’ absence, the Argentine stopper got a fair bit of flak from fans for his mistake against Chelsea.

Here’s what Alan Sugar tweeted about the 27-year-old during Sunday’s game:

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Gazzaniga had a terrible moment in the game and his tackle on Alonso can’t be defended. However, all goalkeepers make mistakes from time to time and he has been pretty solid since he came into the team following Lloris’ injury. So hopefully this incident doesn’t affect his confidence too much.

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  1. Difficult when your No1 is so high profile and then gets injured. The problem is his understudy has to hit the ground running. The goalkeeper position is a worry as a injury to gazza means we are in big trouble. Hugo has been for the most very good to brilliant on his line but when he comes out or put under pressure he is a disaster waiting to happen. Gazza for the most has been decent and his distribution is a lot better than Hugo unfair to label him as others in front of him need to be also looked at. They say a goalkeeper is only as good as the defence in front of him.


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