Alan Hutton has criticised Hugo Lloris for his part in Newcastle United’s first goal against Tottenham Hotspur
Former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Alan Hutton has criticised Hugo Lloris for his part in Newcastle United’s first goal against Spurs last week.
Callum Wilson gave the lead to his side after Lloris was caught in possession. The players protested but the referee let the goal stand. Miguel Almiron scored his side’s second before half-time. Harry Kane pulled one back, but Spurs lost 2-1.
Now, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs defender has criticised the goalkeeper and believes the referee was right.
“Lloris gets there first and he could kick it away. For whatever reason he decides to chest it or try and pass. If he was to kick it away nothing happens. I think he has tried to be a little bit too clever. He has realised that he is in trouble then they have knocked into each other and then he has fallen back and tried to get the foul. The ref was right to play on and it was a good goal.”
While some have argued in favour of the striker, some don’t agree that the goal should have stood. However, the referee gave his decision and now it cannot be overturned.
It was Antonio Conte’s third loss in the league this season. Spurs did perform very well in the second half and one can only wonder if they had done the same in the first, this controversy of the goal would likely not have arised.
Lloris has been with the club since 2012 when he moved to north London from French side Olympique Lyon. The 35-year-old, who is the club captain has been phenomenal for us throughout the years and has made some jaw-dropping saves in the process.
The Frenchman has started in all 17 games this season in all competitions, keeping six clean sheets in the process. It was his phenomenal reflexes against Manchester United earlier this month that stopped the score line from getting any uglier than a 2-0 win for the Red Devils.
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Whether or not it was his fault is a question everyone has different answers to. It will be wise to support him going forward and fans will hope that the Frenchman can keep a clean sheet against Bournemouth this Saturday.