Pundit rants about struggling Spurs star and expects the club to invest in replacement

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has endured a difficult season at the club. After winning the World Cup with France last summer, the Frenchman hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons as he was charged for drunk driving early in the season.

On the field, the 32-year-old has made several errors which have cost the team. Lloris was once again at fault during Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool on Sunday as the Frenchman failed to hang on to a cross from Mohamed Salah.

Instead, he parried it onto Toby Alderweireld who couldn’t adjust his feet quickly enough to stop the ball from going into the back of the net.

What was especially disappointing for Spurs fans was the fact that Tottenham had more than matched Liverpool for most of the game, and squandered a couple of chances to get the winner themselves before Lloris’ error.

Former midfielder Tony Cascarino has now said that Pochettino’s men are unlikely to win trophies with Lloris behind the stick.

The pundit added that Frenchman always has a mistake in him and that he would be surprised if Tottenham don’t invest in a new goalkeeper in the summer.

Speaking to talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast, Cascarino said, “Lloris is a very good shot-stopper. He has always produced them wonder saves where we all clap in the stands and say ‘fantastic’ but every now and again – more regular than most – he will drop a clanger in a game.

“I don’t think his kicking has ever been good, he isn’t a footballing goalkeeper and Tottenham love to play and move the ball from the back. He’s never had the presence of a David Seaman or Petr Cech when he was at his best. I don’t see a presence in the goalkeeper.

“Yes, he won a World Cup but he was behind a very good French team and in that World Cup final he conceded a stinker of a goal. It is not making Hugo Lloris a scapegoat for yesterday – he has done it more often than most at the top end of the table.

“I will be surprised long term – and I am talking into next season – if Pochettino doesn’t buy another goalkeeper. He has already got a good one in there already but you need better. You need a keeper of the highest level to make your team go on to another level of not being second or third.

“I don’t think he is as good as what you need between the sticks to go and win things.”

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