Mauricio Pochettino has thrown his full support behind under pressure goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ahead of tomorrow’s match against Crystal Palace.
The Tottenham Hotspur boss has confirmed that he will keep faith with his captain and will start the Premier League match which will be the first to be held at the club’s new 62,062 capacity seater stadium.
Lloris’ reliability was once again thrown into the spotlight when he made a horrendous error in the 90th minute of the match against Liverpool on Sunday to condemn his side to a 2-1 loss at Anfield.
The French World Cup winner has developed a reputation for high profile gaffes in recent seasons, his decision making was at fault for Barcelona’s opener in the Champions League group stage defeat at Wembley earlier in the campaign.
Some sections of the Spurs support had been calling for Pochettino to instead start with Paulo Gazzaniga, but in typical fashion, he has shown his loyalty to his players.
Pochettino told the pre-match press conference: “He is my captain and one of the best keepers in the world. No doubt. Always we talk when someone missed in front of the goal the last touch, in that case it was a little bit unlucky for him and the lack of reaction from our players.
“No doubt Hugo is one of the best and will be in goal tomorrow. It’s a situation that is so painful and we deserved more. We have to be strong and back our players. Hugo was so important for us over 5 years and is one of the most important players for the future of the club.”
"No doubt Hugo is one of the best and will be in goal tomorrow. It's a situation that is so painful and we deserved more. We have to be strong and back our players. Hugo was so important for us over 5 years and is one of the most important players for the future of the club."
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) April 2, 2019
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