Ex-Spurs player comments on the Hugo Lloris debate

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Ex-Spurs midfielder turned BBC pundit, Jermaine Jenas has weighed in on the Hugo Lloris debate after the keeper cost his side yet again in the Champions League.

Lloris came charging out and took down a PSV forward to earn himself a red card when his side were comfortable at 2-1 up.

PSV then piled on the pressure and snatched an equalising goal.

Many are now questioning whether Lloris is still good enough to be number one at the club, especially with such promising talent like Paulo Gazzaniga waiting in the wings.

Jenas believes that Hugo Lloris’ mistakes are becoming far too common, and that Tottenham should start looking in the market for a new stopper.

Michel Vorm’s contract runs out at the end of the season, but Jenas doesn’t think he is good enough as an understudy anyway.

Jenas wrote an article on Tottenham’s keeper situation in the Daily Mail this weekend.

He said: “He’s meant to be one of Mauricio Pochettino’s main men, his captain. But he’s let him down too many times.

“This started before the World Cup and in crucial games. Both fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea last season saw Lloris errors which had an impact on the result.

“It happened in France’s World Cup qualifiers against Sweden. He’s No 1 for France, a World Cup winner and Tottenham captain, so there is an assumption he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. I don’t think his form in the past year backs that up.

“Spurs’ problem is that the drop off when Michel Vorm plays is too great. Paulo Gazzaniga, who played in the wins at Brighton and Huddersfield, should be No 2.

“But there is no one to displace Lloris and Spurs need to look at that now.”

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