‘I don’t rate him at all’ – Ex-striker criticises Lloris for not making enough saves

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Dom Le Roy

Former Premier League striker, Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed that he does not rate Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris because he doesn’t make many saves.

The ex-Aston Villa man also added that Spurs should not offer the Frenchman a new contract even though Lloris is entering the final year of his current deal.

Lloris is now 34-years of age but has arguably enjoyed his best season in a few years this time out, showing great consistency between the sticks despite Tottenham’s defensive woes.

The World Cup winner has actually made 107 saves this season in the Premier League alone, with only six keepers making more (FBRef).

Lloris also has a save percentage of 75%, with only three keepers boasting a better record this season. None of the other ‘big six’ keepers beat Lloris in this category.

Agbonlahor claimed that Spurs should be on the lookout for a younger and better shot-stopper this summer, adding that Lloris does not make the saves that you see Chelsea’s Mendy or Villa’s Martinez making.

He told Football Insider: “I don’t rate him at all, to be honest.

“I’ve watched him a lot over the past few seasons and he doesn’t really make a lot of saves.

“Sometimes he’s not been great with his feet, he’s given the ball away in big games.

“He doesn’t make those saves that you see [Emiliano] Martinez make, you see [Edouard] Mendy make.

“At his age as well, it doesn’t make sense for Spurs to give him a new contract. Spurs should be looking at a younger keeper with promise and a better shot-stopper.

“I’m sure they’ll be looking for another goalkeeper in the summer to battle him to be number one.

“A bit like Dean Henderson and David de Gea at Man United, you need two top keepers at least.”

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