Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has admitted that Hugo Lloris’ mistakes are becoming a ‘worry’ for the club.
Lloris was dismissed for a 78th-minute foul on Hirving Lozano and Luuk De Jong flicked home an equaliser three minutes before full time to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s Champions League hopes in tatters.
The World Cup winner has made huge errors in successive European matches for Spurs after his positioning gaffe in the opening few minutes against Barcelona gifted the Catalan giants the opening goal at Wembley.
The Spurs captain was forced to watch the final moments on a TV in the tunnel with Heung-min Son being sacrificed for Michel Vorm for the final eleven minutes.
Tottenham must now realistically win their final three matches of the group stage against PSV, Inter Milan and Barcelona to have any chance of progressing.
"The Hugo situation is slightly worrying. It's happening far too often.
"If you can't beat teams like that in the Champions League, you're not going to go through anyway."
Jermaine Jenas gives it to you straight on the final whistle. pic.twitter.com/So7zxk0coe
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2018
‘The Hugo situation is slightly worrying,’ Jenas told BT Sport as quoted by the Mail. ‘It’s happening far too often for the manager’s liking.
‘Part of me is going are there covering defenders? But it’s a very dangerous challenge. His foot is up. He is nowhere near the ball; it’s a bad challenge. It’s dangerous and reckless and it’s one too many I think from Hugo.
‘There was one against Barcelona which was strange that cost them the first goal when (Philippe) Coutinho scored.
‘It’s the decision more than anything. I don’t understand why he has come flying out of his goal. It’s a bad decision.’
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