Spurs keeper Lloris ´past his sell-by date´ after Villa horror-show, claims Souness

    Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is ‘expired’ and Graeme Souness has pointed out he was to blame for their 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Sunday.

    Antonio Conte’s side started 2023 off to a rocky start as goals from Emi Buendia and Douglas Luis secured the win for Unai Emery’s visitors in North London.

    Lloris put on a horror show between the posts, passing the ball to allow Villa to open the ball before it was beaten at close range for their second.

    His mistakes have led to four Premier League goals since the start of last season and only three this season, and Souness feels he is now a liability.

    “I’m not a big fan of Hugo Lloris,” the former Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sports as a pundit. “I have been saying this for a long time.

    “Since the start of last season, he has made four more goalscoring errors than any goalkeeper in the league. For me, it’s expired.”

    The Spurs’ latest weak performance means they have conceded at least twice in seven straight games for the first time since 1988.

    Their goalkeeper’s struggles around the World Cup, where he took France to a second consecutive final, didn’t help Conte and his team this season.

    He has conceded 3.7 goals more than his expected goals this season, with only Southampton’s Gavin Bazunu (7.9) and Bournemouth’s Mark Travers (6.2) faring worse in this regard.

    Overall, Tottenham have conceded five goals through their own mistakes this season, two more than any other Premier League side.

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