Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has endured a difficult season with Spurs. After captaining France to a World Cup victory last summer, Lloris hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons as he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, early in the season.
Since then the Frenchman has not looked his usual assured self and has made several mistakes that have ended up costing Spurs crucial points.
He was heavily criticised for his most recent mistake against Liverpool which saw Spurs fall to their 4th defeat in 5 Premier League games. Several fans, as well as pundits, were calling for the Frenchman to be dropped from the side with immediate effect and replaced in the summer.
However, Mauricio Pochettino decided to keep faith with his skipper, and the 32-year-old has certainly repaid his manager’s faith.
He saved Aguero’s spot-kick early in the first half in the first leg of the CL quarterfinals against Man City which ensured that the visitors didn’t get an early away goal. The save proved crucial as Tottenham went on to win the game 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Son Heung-Min in the second half.
This was Lloris’ third consecutive penalty save after he also saved spot kicks from Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. This is a fabulous record particularly for somebody who isn’t considered as a penalty expert
Hugo Lloris’ has saved each of the three penalties he’s faced in all competitions for #thfc in 2019.
Man City ❌ pic.twitter.com/wsLzd2UrcG
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) April 9, 2019
🔵 Leicester: ⛔️
🔴 Arsenal: ⛔️
🔵 Man City: ⛔️
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 9, 2019
While the Spurs No. 1 has been uncharacteristically inconsistent this season, there is no doubt that he is still one of the best in the world on his day.
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