McLeish claims Spurs star should take ‘responsibility’ for two goals in Everton loss

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Hugo Lloris has come under a fair bit of criticism over the past few days for his performance in the 5-4 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

Almost all of the goals that Tottenham conceded on Wednesday came about from individual errors at the back and the Spurs goalkeeper was also guilty of a couple of mistakes.

The Frenchman failed to keep out Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opener despite getting a hand to it and his positioning was questioned for the Toffees’ fourth and fifth goals.

On the back of Spurs’ elimination from the FA Cup, former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy described Lloris as a weak-link and insisted that Tottenham have to replace the experienced shot-stopper.

Meanwhile, former West Ham winger Trevor Sinclair has accused the 34-year-old of having ‘lettuce wrists’ and insisted that he should have been braver for Calvert-Lewin’s opener.

Former Birmingham City and Scotland boss Alex McLeish has now piled on to the criticism as he suggested that the Tottenham captain must take responsibility for the home side’s first two goals.

McLeish told Football Insider: “After taking the lead and then going quickly 2-1 behind, weak goals, they were weak goals.

“I think Lloris has to take a wee bit of the blame and responsibility for the first couple of goals. Richarlison’s may have been a wee bit more difficult but for Calvert-Lewin, the first one, he should be doing better.

“It was an enormous setback for Spurs to lose those two goals so quickly, and then going 3-1 down before getting a goal back just before half-time just before our team probably made Jose less angry than he probably was.

“He certainly wouldn’t be happy with the final outcome and an avalanche of five goals is really not on.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Lloris could have certainly done better for a couple of the goals on Wednesday but some of the criticism that has come the Frenchman’s way since the match has been over the top. The Spurs number one has been consistent for the last 12 months and there is no reason to view his performance against Everton as anything more than a minor blip.

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