Tottenham captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has come under scrutiny and criticism after he let his side down against Everton.
Spurs might have looked the better side early on but a series of defensive mistakes cost them the game. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had blame to take in a key moment that went on to define the game.
The Frenchman was suspect for Everton’s equalizer. A goalkeeper of his quality should have easily saved Calvert-Lewin’s effort.
The goal spurred Everton into a magical seven minutes where they scored and took a 3-1 lead into half-time. Goals from both ends in quick succession saw a 4-4 score-line before Bernard settled matters with a 97th-minute winner.
While Lloris was not the only Spurs player to make an error, the game could have seen a different outcome had Tottenham went into the break with a lead.
Trevor Sinclair has now described the Spurs man as a ‘weak link’.
“It looks like it’s gone right through him,” Sinclair said to talkSPORT.
“It’s a good strike, Calvert-Lewin has hit it well, but it’s lettuce wrists from Lloris.”
“He’s got to keep that ball out. Stronger wrists, be a bit braver, put your body on the line – take it in the face if you have to!”
“He didn’t look comfortable trying to save that.”
“I mean, his teammates… especially his defenders who are fighting tooth and nail to keep the ball out of the net, they look at that shot going straight through your goalkeeper…”
“You must be thinking ‘what is the point?’ Really poor, that, from Hugo Lloris.”
Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy added: “Lloris has got to move on”
“I don’t want to point the finger in just one direction, because if you concede five there is a lot of blame there and you defend as a unit. But I have to say, some of the goals Lloris let in tonight… he is a weak link.”
“The Calvert-Lewin goal was embarrassing and I don’t think he fills that Tottenham defence with any confidence.”
“He let Everton back into the game. Look at some of the top goalkeepers in this country, Alisson at Liverpool and Ederson at Man City, that doesn’t happen, or it rarely happens, but with Lloris I’ve seen it too many times.”
“I genuinely feel if Tottenham are to move in the right direction they need an upgrade.”