“I might be a Tottenham fan, but I’m not a fan of Hugo Lloris” – Former player rips apart Spurs skipper

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Back in between the sticks

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Garth Crooks has admitted that he is “not a fan of Hugo Lloris.”

Crooks who played for Spurs between 1980-1985, where he won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup is now more widely known for being a football pundit for the BBC.

Hugo Lloris was named in Crooks’ team of the week for his stunning display at the London Stadium against West Ham on Saturday which continued his side’s impressive start to the new campaign.

The Spurs skipper produced four stunning saves to deny the Hammers and ensured that he kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 away win.

Crooks believes that Lloris is prone to making too many mistakes to be regarded as a top class goalkeeper in his blunt assessment of the World Cup winner.

He told the BBC: “I might be a Tottenham fan, but I’m not a fan of Hugo Lloris. For a top-class goalkeeper, he makes too many errors in the games that matter. The World Cup final was a typical example.

“That is a damning indictment of the France World Cup winner, I admit, but readers of my team of the week will know I have been a consistent critic of his for the past two seasons.

“Nevertheless, he makes my team because of an excellent performance against a West Ham side who should have got something from the game.

“Saves by Lloris were the reason why they didn’t, but the claim from Mauricio Pochettino that Lloris is one of the best goalkeepers in the world is extremely generous.”

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