Hugo Lloris’s time at Tottenham Hotspur since his arrival last summer has certainly been eventful. First came his difficult start - which saw him struggle to wrestle the number one spot away from the clutches of veteran stopper Brad Friedel.
In the end he did earn a place between the sticks - and looked the part throughout the campaign. His positive goalkeeping has certainly been a refreshing sight to see and his reflexes cannot be second guessed.
However, ever since he was knocked out sparko by the muscular thigh of Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park, his form has been sketchy at best.
In fact the statistics might say a lot for that claim. Ever since that game he has conceded 18 goals in eight games for club and country.
It is difficult to lay the blame of all the goals conceded at his door - but he would certainly say himself that he is not exactly on the best run of form his career has seen.
Prior to that incident at Goodison he had conceded just the one goal in the previous eight - call it an anomaly but a rise of 17 goals is quite an extraordinary statistic.
It was something that famous French journalist Pierre Menes alluded to today in his weekly blog on Direct Matin. This week was his last of the year, and he was sending out end of year messages to some of the biggest names in French football.
And for Lloris he had this message - as the likes of Steven Mandanda and Stephane Ruffier continue to breathe down his neck for French goalkeeping spot.
“Stop letting in truckloads of goals. Because even if his team Tottenham are in the cellar and that Villas-Boas has taken a blow of the boot, it’s starting to make him look bad.”
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