Tottenham fans had to endure one hell of a match last night. What was billed as a huge clash between the Lilywhites and Chelsea was actually a game that lacked a bit of quality. In the end, it was decided by individual errors as Hugo Lloris, rather characteristically at the moment, was beaten cheaply before Kieran Trippier scored a bizarre own goal.
57 – Goal for Chelsea. Pedro gives the hosts the lead.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 27 February 2019
Whilst the second goal that the Lilywhites shipped can easily be accredited to a huge blunder from Trippier, the fans cannot get over how poor Lloris was for Pedro’s opener. The Spaniard had the ball out wide and looked to be causing little threat, with Gonzalo Higuain tucked up in the pocket of Davinson Sanchez, the Lilywhites didn’t fear that Pedro would find the Argentine with a cross.
It seems, though, that even Pedro didn’t back his teammate in the air so he went alone, cutting inside onto his left and skipping past Toby Alderweireld. His angle across goal was narrow, so instead of firing for the far post, the ex-Barcelona man slipped it inbetween Lloris’ legs and ran off celebrating. It was one that Lloris will not want to see again and one that has had the Lilywhites fuming at their out-of-form #1.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Lloris here:
Jesus wept Hugo
— matt panter (@matt_panter) February 27, 2019
Lloris needs to go asap
— Gazzaniga Coys (@spurslad2018) February 27, 2019
Lloris such a bang average keeper
— Harry Plumstead (@HarryPlumstead) February 27, 2019
Lloris has been at best an average prem goalie for at least 3 seasons now. Absolute liability.
— Mark Anderson (@mjando24) February 27, 2019
Lloris makes too many mistakes, very poor defending and we are playing too slow AGAIN! These players simply aren’t good enough at raising their game, too lightweight when it matters.
— Chris Gonzalez (@ccgonzalez82) February 27, 2019
Toby And Lloris so bad on that goal
— Erich Eifert (@EifertErich) February 27, 2019
— sissoko ultra (@camthfc) February 27, 2019
The Lilywhites were far from happy with Lloris’ contributions last night and are becoming more and more keen on selling the Frenchman.