Glenn Hoddle has criticised Hugo Lloris for his part in Manchester City’s first goal on Saturday, insisting that the Frenchman panicked. 

Lloris’ role in both of Wolves’ goals in Tottenham’s 2-0 loss to Bruno Lage’s side came under a fair bit of scrutiny (Daily Star).

So, when the Frenchman spilt the ball into Ilkay Gundogan’s path for City’s equaliser in the first half, he came in for plenty of criticism (The Sun). 

However, in what was his 400th appearance for Tottenham, the 35-year-old more than made up for his error by pulling off an incredible save in the 66th minute, thwarting Gundogan’s curler, which looked destined for the top corner. 

The save came at a crucial time, not long after Spurs had re-taken the lead, and Conte showered praise on his number one for the effort in his post-match interview to Spurs TV.

However, Hoddle was not impressed with Lloris’ part in City’s first-half equaliser, insisting that it showed a lack of confidence from the World Cup winner.

The Spurs legend told  PL Productions (19/02/22 at 6:25 pm): “There is a tad of panic in there. He tries to grab the ball rather than to see if he can save it.

“What we are seeing here is that is off the back of last week. If he is in good form and confident, then that is simple for him. But he has gone down there for me in a panic again.”

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Lloris could have done better for City’s first goal but it was certainly not a howler from the Frenchman as the ball bounced just in front of him and he could not react until the last moment given that there were bodies just in front of him. He certainly more than made up for that with the brilliant save he pulled off in the second half. 

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