The Tottenham captain is set to be out until next year and the Spurs second-choice keeper is preparing for an extended stint between the sticks.
A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga’s comments about his upcoming stint in between the Spurs sticks following Hugo Lloris’ injury (official Spurs website).
The Tottenham captain fell awkwardly during the Premier League match against Brighton and suffered a dislocated elbow which is expected to rule him out until next year, though on a positive note it does not require surgery.
With 16 games between now and the end of 2019 for Spurs, Gazzaniga is set for his longest stint in the first team and could double his current appearance tally, with 15 currently to his name since joining Tottenham in the summer of 2017.
“It’s always the same answer, I’m ready,” the £1.8million-valued ace (Transfermarkt) told the Spurs website. “I try to be focussed. I believe in myself and my teammates, and that’s the only way. We know we have to be strong. At home, especially, we have to be strong.”
Referring to the sight of Lloris being stretchered off in pain, Gazzaniga said: “This was different (coming on in his place). I wasn’t comfortable seeing Hugo coming out of the game in that way. Everyone knows what he means for the team and for the club, our captain. Now it’s about having the right mentality and being focussed, starting against Watford.”
Here is some of the reaction from Tottenham fans to the Argentine’s comments:
Good luck, Paolo. Prove these naysayers wrong!— leelee (@Atom_Eyes) October 12, 2019
Show us what you can do Paulo— Winnie (@Winnie241293) October 12, 2019
Come on Paulo— kimma/김아 (@nicerthani) October 12, 2019
We got your back gazza— Tristan Tardieu (@TTlads) October 12, 2019
Love it gaz— Alfie Cranston (@AlfieCranston) October 12, 2019
Show us that our season is not end, but it’s just beginning now— tkang20 (@tkang20) October 12, 2019
Have no doubt you’ll do a great job, good luck Paulo— Sandrine (@Sandrin18948737) October 12, 2019
Spurs face Watford at home in the Premier League after the international break on Saturday 19 October, the start of a sequence of six games in 22 days.