Opinion: Lloris’ stint as Tottenham captain is over – it’s time to hand it to Kane

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane – Tottenham’s star man – must be given the Tottenham captaincy because he is the leader both on and off the pitch. Hugo Lloris has been skipper for several years at Spurs, but he doesn’t seem to lead by example.

A couple of weeks ago, the French number one spoke about Spurs still not being built to win the Champions League (Sports Mole), despite reaching the final last season. His negative comments in the press aren’t really helpful to anyone involved at the club, nor are some of his mistakes on the pitch.

There is no doubt that Lloris is a world-class shot-stopper, we mustn’t forget he’s a World Cup-winning captain, but he always seems to have a costly error in him.

He gifted a goal against Southampton in Spurs’ 2-1 win this weekend, and in similar fashion gifted a goal to Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final.

Due to the sheer number of saves he makes in games, he gets away with making a woeful mistake every now and again, but to me, he is no longer captain material.

However, Harry Kane, on the other hand, certainly is. He loves Tottenham Hotspur more than anyone, and is, after all, one of our own. It makes perfect sense to hand him the captain’s armband and lead Pochettino’s men towards glory.

Lloris is a great goalkeeper and has been a fantastic senior player for Spurs since joining the club seven years ago, but now it’s time for Harry Kane to take over and take the club forwards.

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