Tottenham Hotspur will face one of their biggest tests of the season when they take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Sam Allardyce has hit out at the 'false perception' that playing out from the back is 'good for the game' as he was referring to Hugo Lloris' mistake for Tottenham at the weekend.
The France goalkeeper was dispossessed three yards from his goal, which resulted in Danny Ings equalising for his team, at that time.
Despite conceding such a poor goal and being down to 10 men, Spurs would still go on to secure all three points.
But speaking to Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports (29/09/2019), Allardyce wasn't having any of this playing out from the back, as he also questioned Lloris' ability on the ball.
“The perception is that this is good for the game,” Allardyce told Goals on Sunday. “And for me, that is a false perception. This is just making the wrong decisions in the wrong areas most of the time. We have seen so many goals given away like this now – that's just blatant poor play.
On Pochettino saying blame me for the mistake: “The managers are too frightened not to play that way now. In case they get called out for not playing open and attractive football. That's the problem with managers.
“When you start asking goalkeepers, who can't play out from the back, and I think Lloris is a fabulous goalkeeper, but he falls short on the ball when he is playing out from the back.”
In this modern era, football is evolving and supporters are now beginning to see a more forward-thinking and a more expansive style of play.
Whilst passing out from the back has its own risks, when it is done properly and with confidence then the results can be remarkable.
Allardyce is an old-fashioned manager who likes his players to clear their lines, and fans will be pleased to see that the new breed of coaches – from Pochettino to Frank Lampard to Daniel Farke, want to entertain the fans, be forward-thinking and play with some attacking flair.
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