Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is fearing for his future at the north London club following the arrival of Jose Mourinho, that is according to a report from Football Insider.
The French international is currently enduring a spell on the sidelines after picking up a nasty injury earlier in the season.
Lloris was a firm favourite of previous manager Mauricio Pochettino and has been the regular number one for the past seven seasons (Transfermarkt).
He also started this season between the sticks, but he dislocated his elbow in a game against Brighton back in October and has been out of action ever since (Transfermarkt).
According to Football Insider, Lloris is now fearing for his future at Spurs and has told friends that he thinks that Mourinho will look to bring in a new first choice goalkeeper.
Despite being number one for so long, in truth, Lloris’ performances have not been good enough for some time now.
At Anfield earlier in 2019, he failed to hold onto Mohamed Salah’s tame header, with the ball slipping out of his hands and hitting Toby Alderweireld before dribbling back past the Frenchman and into the goal (YouTube).
Added to that, he also made another error against Southampton earlier this season. When the ball came back to him he tried a Cruyff turn inside his own box, but he was tackled by Danny Ings and the ball ended up in the back of the net (YouTube).
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Those are just two examples of many mistakes that Lloris has made and it could be argued that he should have been dropped a long time ago when you take the errors into account.
Indeed, pundit Jermaine Jenas called for him to be replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga back in March following the Liverpool error, claiming that he had “let Tottenham down too many times” (BBC Sport).
So if Mourinho does decide to bring his own goalkeeper in, or even if he makes Gazzaniga his number one, then Lloris can have few complaints really. It is a decision that Pochettino should have made a long time ago but never did.
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