Former Liverpool defender claims Spurs player’s absence is a big loss

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Tottenham Hotspur headed into the international break on the back of an embarrasing 3-0 defeat to Brighton.

Many fans had hoped to see the Spurs players bounce back after the 7-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich but once again had to endure another painful 90 minutes.

For the second Premier League match in a row, the opposition were gifted a goal by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The Frenchman’s error against the Seagulls ended up not only costing Spurs, but also himself dearly when he fractured his elbow in the fall following the goal.

Spurs confirmed that Lloris would be unlikely to return to training before the end of 2019.

His absence means that Paulo Gazzaniga steps up to take his plave between the sticks with Alfie Whiteman becoming his understudy.

Former Liverpool defender Glenn Johnson believes that the injury to Lloris should have Tottenham concerned.

He claims that the defensive back line will have to adjust to playing with Gazzaniga.

Johnson told BetDaq: “Whenever a side loses their goalkeeper it’s a big loss because they are almost like the quarterback for the team,” 

“A top-quality keeper is so important to a successful team, so and the fact that Hugo Lloris is also the Spurs captain makes things that much worse.

“It’s never easy for a back-four to lose their goalkeeper because every player has their own way of doing things.

“So there is going to be an adjustment period while the new keeper gets bedded in and unfortunately for Tottenham, their current league position doesn’t really give them much time for that.”

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