“He is prone to mistakes” – Pundit backs 33-year-old to rival Spurs first team regular

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Dom Le Roy

Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills believes that Tottenham Hotspur have made a wise move in bringing Joe Hart to the club.

The goalkeeper, who has 75 caps for England, left Burnley at the end of last season having failed to make a league appearance in over 18 months (transfermarkt).

After Michel Vorm left North London on a free transfer last month, Jose Mourinho took the opportunity to sign the former Manchester City shot stopper on a two year contract (Spurs official).

Hart has had a difficult couple of years having had loan spells at Italian side Torino and West Ham United before signing permanently for Burnley in 2018.

Mills claims that the arrival of Hart isn’t just to make up the numbers and he will rival Hugo Lloris for the starting place between the sticks.

The former England international admitted that Lloris is prone to making mistakes and Spurs now have someone who can come in and replace the Frenchman should he go through a poor patch of form.

Mills told Football Insider: “Joe Hart is still an outstanding goalkeeper.

“It is like David De Gea. He is not suddenly a bad goalkeeper overnight. He is having blips, a dip in form. That can come back with a bit of self belief.

“I think it is a good move for Joe and a good move for Tottenham because he will put pressure on Lloris and if Lloris is not doing it they have an able deputy who can come in.

“Lloris is a World Cup winning goalkeeper but he is prone to mistakes. A great goalkeeper but you always look at him and think, ‘Oo, is there just something…’”  

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