Spurs player blames himself for Liverpool defeat and it isn’t Hugo Lloris

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur left Anfield yesterday evening with nothing to show for their second half performance in what could be a pivotal moment come the end of the season.

It was Jurgen Klopp’s side who kept their title tilt on track courtesy of a Hugo Lloris defeat.

Spurs looked as if they would head back to London with a vital point for the game, only for their goalkeeper to produce yet another howler when he failed to hold Mo Salah’s cross which saw the ball hit Toby Alderweireld and end up in the back of the net.

The situation could have been somewhat different had midfielder Moussa Sissoko put his side ahead with a perfect opportunity to find the back of the net when the score was level at 1-1.

Sissoko found himself alongside Heung-min Son in a two on one situation against Liverpool defender Virgil van Dyke and despite having a clear shot on goal from fifteen yards out, managed to blaze the ball over the crossbar in typical fashion.

The midfielder has since been quoted in the French media after the match as blaming himself for the defeat.

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  1. Was hardly Sissokos fault, or Hugos or Tobys fault. I just read a report on the 4th official web blog saying Eriksen gets a 7 and that his passing was accurate throughout, and that he set up Lucas goal. Eriksen for the last 5 games looks to be playing for real Madrids finance department as Modric did in his last few months. Eriksens “assist” looked to be a deliberate hash of a perfect pass to him, that Lucas got onto.
    Having watched Eriksen all this time and seeing the odd poor performance in an overall consistently good week in week out, elite standard playmaker (who admittedly has never been one to tackle), to now watch him throw in lower league standard performances 5 league games on the bounce, is just something I can’t believe the integrity of. Poch must have noticed his performance from the stands today, surely. Our season is over if he keeps playing to that standard.
    Suddenly he can’t pass forward, loses possession almost every time he has the ball, can’t shoot when its on a plate, can’t read his team mates. Maybe Im being too cynical but Im not having his sudden loss of all footballing ability.

  2. Son should have gone for it himself, being the far more accomplished finisher of the two. But no, the endless fiddling of Spurs… On the debut league match at the new stadium they are going to set a record either way, either for a new low in the most dropped points in a run, or stop this inglorious run here.

  3. Hmm I usually think Eriksen gets way too much credit for doing too little. He has been poor for the last while,but to be fair I thought he had a good second half. I looked at our goal again in slow motion and he definitely meant the pass. As usual he offered very little defending but actually did win a few balls today. Eriksen was not the problem today. Trippier did absolutely less than zero apart from taking Kanes exsquisite pass down well. He must have passed the ball back 95 % of the time and offered zero going forward 99% of the game. Hugo Lloris used to win us 6 games a year and cost us one. I dont think he has ever been the same after that cuncussion. Maybe it is coincidence. Hugo scored 3 of Liverpools four goals against us this year. I dont mean literally but apart from kicking it right in our net he did. This year Hugo has single handily cost us 5 games and won us won and produced a draw for one . His distribution is abysmal. He looks stunned and fear ful in the box. I said in November we have to drop him. I doubt they will drop him this season but i think they should. And if not I hope he proves me soo wrong and steals a few games. I Sisssoko who has been awesome this year barring finishing skills really needs to see a sports psychiatrist to get his mind frame back for finishing. My Dad was yelling at me saying why didn’t he pass why no pass,and I said, unless he passed it right away, the defender was always going to take away the pass because they know he does not want to shoot,and if he does the odds are the shot will be crap. We need to hang in there boys and I think we can. COYS.


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