Garth Crooks has claimed that Hugo Lloris should have got across to save Martin Odegaard’s strike, which put Arsenal 2-0 up on Sunday.
Lloris has shown clear signs of decline this season, with the Frenchman being guilty of making several unforced errors.
He made yet another fumble in the North London derby as he failed to adjust his body to deal with Bukayo Saka’s deflected cross/shot which went into the net after hitting the Tottenham captain.
The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that some at Spurs had initially hoped that Lloris would be able to see out his current contract that runs until 2024 but on the back of his mistake against Arsenal, the Lilywhites are now expected to ‘accelerate’ their search for a new goalkeeper.
Crooks believes that the 36-year-old was not only to blame for the Gunners’ opener but also their second goal, insisting that a decent goalkeeper would have been able to save Odegaard’s strike.
The pundit wrote in his column for BBC Sport about the Norwegian’s goal: “His goal was well struck and put the game well beyond Tottenham’s capabilities.
“That said, you would expect a decent goalkeeper to save a shot hit from that distance but Hugo Lloris has not been decent for some considerable time.”
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Daisy-cutters like that which find the bottom corner can be quite difficult to save. While one can perhaps argue that Lloris could have reacted a bit quicker, I think it would be harsh to put that down as a mistake from the Frenchman. You have to give credit to Odegaard for perfect placement.
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