Tomorrow night sees Tottenham Hotspur return to Champions League action and they’ll be facing the return match of their last game against PSV. Two weeks ago, The Lilywhites faltered in Holland, drawing 2-2 and near enough eliminating themselves from the group. However, there’s still a flicker of hope and with Lloris suspended for tomorrow evening, the fans are calling for Paulo Gazzaniga.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 5 November 2018
Tottenham’s result away in Europe last time out was blamed mostly on the antics of Hugo Lloris, the French goalkeeper got himself sent-off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity and it was a decision that is hard to argue with. With his side leading 2-1, a loose pass from Christian Eriksen started a PSV counter-attack that saw Hirving Lozano slipped through on goal, Lloris, though, saw the danger and clattered him outside the box.
Whilst Spurs’ ditch opponents failed to score from the resulting free-kick, the ten men of Tottenham, with Michel Vorm in goal, failed to weather the late storm of PSV’s on-rushing attack and a late Luuk de Jong goal saw them draw 2-2. To qualify from the group now the fans are relying on a small miracle, but if Gazzaniga can help provide that with three clean sheets in the club’s next three games in the group then nothing is impossible.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on Gazzaniga here:
Excellent keeper surely should start tomorrow night
— Dean Stockwell (@DeanStockwell4) November 5, 2018
Man ended Vorm’s career
— Jinja Ninja (@og256) 5 November 2018
And on this day this year he seems like our most composed amd technically gifted keeper. Should be no.1 imo
— SirFiddle (@FiddleSir) November 5, 2018
how the hell did this man not get an Argentina call up?!
— Syed Aliff Abdullah (@ffiladeys) November 5, 2018
He had me filled with hope whilst watching him in goal. So proud he his a good keeper. Keep it up Gazza. You’re the future.
— PoseidonVirus (@MysteriousTino) 5 November 2018
Better than Vorm. But then do am I !
— hertford easter (@EasterHertford) November 5, 2018
The Lilywhites will hoping Gazzaniga can inspire them to succeed in the Champions League and will be fuming if Michel Vorm starts.