Manchester United legend highlights the worry he has about aspect of Spurs star’s game

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has singled out the part of Hugo Lloris’ game which he is most concerned about.

Lloris took his place in Jose Mourinho’s side for Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.

The Frenchman showed good reactions when he dived low to his left in the first half when he denied Wilfried Zaha and was left thanking his upright after Eberechi Eze’s effort clipped the outside of the post.

Following the restart, Tottenham struggled to impose themselves on Palace and were made to pay when Lloris was unable to hold onto Eze’s free-kick into the penalty area which allowed Jeffrey Schlupp to finish from close range to cancel out Harry Kane’s opener.

Evra believes that Lloris needs to show more willing to come off his line and deal with set-pieces which are delivered into the box while re-iterating that he is a fan of the Spurs skipper.

Evra told Sky Sports’ Premier League TV channel on 13/12/2020 at 16:12: “I think Lloris is a great goalkeeper, but he’s always staying on his line.

“Sometimes I want him to come and claim the ball, or punch the ball away, even after the incident. That’s my little worry.

“He has a good reaction on his line, but sometimes I don’t see him coming out for a corner or a free-kick.”

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