‘I answer on the pitch’ – Spurs star on dealing with critics

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Dom Le Roy

No Tottenham Hotspur player has flip-flopped from hero to villain and back again more than club captain Hugo Lloris this season.

The Frenchman’s game has been littered with mistakes and simple errors in judgement throughout the season, including high profile gaffs against Liverpool and Barcelona.

However, every time he makes a huge mistake, he seems to follow it up with a game of his life.

Lloris was a brick wall in the away leg against Borussia Dortmund, and was the Tottenham hero early on against Man City when he saved an Aguero penalty.

Lloris also achieved this spot kick feat on two other occasions this year, saving a Jamie Vardy penalty against Leicester, and a last minute pen from Aubameyang to earn a point against Arsenal too.

Hugo has now revealed exactly how he deals with critics’ comments, and that he bears no ill feelings towards the people making them.

He said (L’Equipe as quoted by HITC): “I answer on the pitch. I am not perfect, I can make mistakes but what I know what I give for the club. I am paid to play, they are paid to talk.

“I have no revenge to take, it is part of football. This is not a source of motivation for me. I play for my club, my coach, my team-mates, my family but not for those people. They have the right to analyse.”

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