Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has criticised two members of Jose Mourinho’s side after he watched Tottenham Hotspur slump to a defeat against Manchester City.
The 3-0 defeat to the Premier League leaders meant that Spurs have now collected 16 points in 14 games and lost four games out of five in all competitions.
Carragher was critical of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the midfielder gave away his second penalty in successive matches.
The Dane came together with midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in the Spurs penalty area with referee Paul Tierney and the VAR official Peter Bankes in agreeance that Hojbjerg was guilty of tripping the German.
“It’s clumsy, very clumsy (from Hojbjerg to give away the pen),” Carragher told Sky Sports Premier League during their live coverage of the game (13/1/21).
“The goalkeeper maybe actually disappointed in that (getting a hand to the penalty).
“It’s so clumsy (from Hojbjerg). He’s actually remonstrating with the referee. I mean what’s he doing?
Carragher pulled no punches with his assessment of Hugo Lloris after describing the Frenchman’s performance against Everton last week as ‘awful’ and claimed that he should have saved Rodri’s penalty.
The 43-year-old also suggested that Lloris should have done better with City’s second goal which saw Gundogan beat him at his near post.
He added: “Hugo Lloris, who was awful in midweek, hasn’t been much better today.
“He should have saved the penalty. And he should have saved that as well. On his (Gundogan’s) weak foot. He toe-pokes it really. He’s just not strong enough to keep it out. Very reminiscent of his performance in midweek.”
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