talkSPORT presenter labels Hugo Lloris a “liability”

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Dom Le Roy

talkSPORT radio presenter and former footballer Tony Cascarino believes that Hugo Lloris is holding Tottenham Hotspur back from progressing.

The Spurs captain is prone to a howler and once again showed his unpredictability once again last night after being shown a straight red card in the 79th minute for clattering into Hirving PSV’s Lozano outside the box.

Tottenham had to play the last eleven minutes of the Champions League clash with ten men and it proved to be costly after the home side levelled with just two minutes to play.

His rush of blood lack of decision making also cost Spurs dearly following a similar mistake in the defeat to Barcelona at Wembley when he gifted the Catalan giants the lead within 90 seconds of the match.

“Hugo Lloris is Tottenham’s club captain and he’s won the World Cup, but I don’t actually think he’s that good,” Cascarino told Jim White on talkSPORT at the start of October.

“He’s a great shot-stopper, he’s always had that ability, but I’ve never felt he’s been that commanding. He’s lightweight, he’s not very good with the ball at his feet and he makes rash decisions, he comes tearing out of his 18 yard box.

“I’ve never felt he’s going to be a goalkeeper that leads Tottenham close to a title.

“He’s a bit of a liability at times for Spurs and it’s cost them in some big games.

“He has these brainstorms in his game every now and again.”

“I look at it in the same way as the problem Liverpool had with Simon Mignolet,” he added.

“They made a massive decision to go and get Alisson, because the manager knew they had to reach another level.

“I look at Lloris and I just think there are better goalkeepers out there who could be the number one for Spurs, and I think that will be the next thing Pochettino will do.

“I’d argue that Burnley have got three goalkeepers who are every bit as good, if not better, than Hugo Lloris.”

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