'Why is he captain?': Tottenham fans react to Hugo Lloris's comments

Tottenham fans mural before the game spelling out To Dare To Do during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at at the Tottenham Hotspur...

Hugo Lloris has admitted his time at Tottenham Hotspur could be coming to an end with the MLS an option.

Hugo Lloris of France looks during warmup before the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between France and Andorra at Stade de France on September 10, 2019 in Paris, France.

Depending on which side of the fence you are sitting, Hugo Lloris either has a few good years left in him as Tottenham Hotspur’s number one goalkeeper or the time is right to start scouring the market for a long-term replacement.

The long-serving skipper is 32 years of age these days and, while goalkeepers often reach their peak in their autumn years (see Edwin Van der Sar, Gianluigi Buffon and even Brad Friedel), it would be foolish to overlook the mistakes that have started to creep into Lloris’s game in the last few seasons.

France’s World Cup winning captain is still capable of truly exceptional performances, as Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have found out in 2019 alone, but can Spurs really rely on him to end their long trophy drought as it ambles into a 13th year?

Nicolas Otamendi of Manchester City challenges for the ball in the air against Hugo Lloris and Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Manchester City and...

Speaking to France Football ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League opener away to Olympiakos on Wednesday, Lloris has admitted that his time in North London could be coming to an end. The MLS, in particular, is an intriguing prospect for a man who has spent seven years between the sticks at Spurs.

And judging by the reaction from some supporters on Twitter, next year might not be the worst time to bow out and hand over the gloves to a younger model.

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (yellow jersey) fouls Albania's forward Sokol Cikalleshi during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group H football match between France and Albania at the Stade...

 

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