Today is a huge day for all associated with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The Lilywhites will be playing in their first Champions League quarter-final since 2011, and ahead of the game their skipper, Hugo Lloris, has urged the club to ‘feel the power’ of their shiny new stadium to help them edge past Manchester City.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) April 7, 2019
Any supporters who want to see what Hugo Lloris had to say can read his comments in full in The Daily Mail, but most of the Tottenham fans have bee brushing the Frenchman’s words aside and are just desperate for him to get through the game without dropping a clanger. It’s happened too often over the last few years that Lloris has cost them when it’s mattered most, and another blunder tonight would tip the fans over the edge.
This season has seen plenty of calls for Lloris to be dropped, and in some cases sold, especially considering the form of the impressive Paulo Gazzaniga when he’s played. However, Lloris is still the Lilywhites’ #1 and he’s still the club captain. Against Borussia Dortmund, in the last round, the Frenchman was sublime and kept them in the tie at times and all the fans want is for him to be in similar form and avoid dropping the ball into his own net, as we’ve seen in big games before.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Lloris’ comments here:
Maybe stop throwing goals in every time we have a big game and I'll listen
— Rob Gawthorp (@robgawthorp) April 7, 2019
maybe our captain should take his own advice, and not cost us xx
— sauce-on-spill (@frazerdoylee) April 7, 2019
Did he get the memo not to drop any clangers?
— Peter Rainey (@Raineyballs) April 7, 2019
Maybe they should urge him to stop playing like gomes in big games and we'll be good
— James Belmont (@JX2001) April 7, 2019
Don’t make a mistake Loris and we stand a chance.
— Griswold360 (@griswold360) April 7, 2019
As long as he don't chuck one in, or boot the ball diagonally out of play 30 yards from goal, I reckon we'll be sweet.
— Just Jim (@superspurs84) April 7, 2019
So embarrassing when Hugo tries to come out & give advice. Biggest liability at Spurs.
— Adam Hooper (@Spur81) April 7, 2019
We urge loris to stop assisting opponents.
— RAmeur (@reedam1980) April 7, 2019
Instead of talking or doing interviews he just needs to concentrate on making sure he doesn’t drop another clanger! Because the way he plays we will probably lose because of him
— Totspur (@Totspur3) April 7, 2019
The Lilywhites will do anything to get through tonight without any Lloris blunders and whilst it may sound simple enough, the Frenchman always pulls out his biggest errors in games like these.