Football pundit Jamie Carragher has commented on the performances of Hugo Lloris, and claims the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper is not good enough to take the club to the next level.
Lloris has now been at Tottenham for over a decade, and has been a loyal servant over the years. The Frenchman has now made 433 appearances for the North London club (Transfermarkt).
More often than not, Lloris has been a dependable presence between the sticks for Spurs and is a leading figure in the dressing room too. He has been Spurs captain since 2015, and is still considered an important member of Antonio Conte’s squad.
Recent performances however, have called Lloris’ abilities into question. The 35-year-old has made big errors in the games against Arsenal and Newcastle already this season, mistakes which ultimately cost Spurs the game on each occasion.
Spurs are known to be searching for a future number one to take over from Lloris, with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak the latest to be linked to the Lilywhites (The Athletic).
That replacement can’t come soon enough according to Jamie Carragher, who told The Telegraph Lloris is not the man to help Conte and his team get to the next level.
He said: “Despite his experience and medal haul, Lloris is not good enough to take Spurs to the next level and win the big trophies. He is a World Cup-winner but he makes too many errors and is not the same level as the best around.
“It is a position where I feel Spurs have been lacking for a while. Add the need for another centre-half – Clement Lenglet’s performance against Newcastle was poor – and Conte’s argument that he needs a few more transfer windows to assemble the squad to meet his objectives is correct.”
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Sadly, I feel Carragher is correct. Hugo Lloris has been such an important figure for Spurs over the last ten years, but we have always known his areas of weakness, and with his career coming to an end in the near future, it’s time to look for someone to fill his gloves.
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