The Tottenham Hotspur captain hasn’t had a memorable 2019.
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been included in a 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
The France keeper, a World Cup winner in 2018, posted a series of impressive performances in helping Spurs to a Champions League final in June.
European displays aside, the Tottenham captain hasn’t had a brilliant 2019 domestically and is currently out until 2020 after a mistake in a 3-0 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month.
Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow after fumbling a routine cross at The Amex Stadium before the most recent international break.
It was the latest disappointment in a list of howlers for the former Lyon man over the past 12 months or so.
Here’s how neutral fans reacted to his Ballon d’Or nomination:
Is this some sort of pathetic joke? How has the fraud got on this list! He’s got some agent to go with a lovely beard this guy. #Lloristhefraud— Liam Hope (@Liam_Hope1987) October 21, 2019
You can’t be serious about Lloris here.— Marcin (@Cinkiewicz7) October 21, 2019
Lloris— JoaxJoax1 (@JJoax1) October 21, 2019
Lloris is a curious one— Kevin Roy (@Kev1nRoy) October 21, 2019
Lloris being on there is absolute insanity— Don Kopleone (@donkopleone) October 21, 2019
Lloris? pic.twitter.com/BJa93WlpD4— Ryan Rodwell (@ryan_rodwell) October 21, 2019
HUGO. LLORIS— John Joyce (@villa_pogue) October 21, 2019
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Give it to Hugo for the craic— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) October 21, 2019
Lloris is absolute pants— LJCurtisEE (@ElJayCurtis) October 21, 2019
Hugo Lloris? You are having a laugh, he is barely in the top ten goalies in the Premier League— Jack (@PenngoonerJack) October 21, 2019
Lloris, on his day, is a fine, fine goalkeeper and his performances en route to Madrid last season prove as much.
But the reality is that he hasn’t been all that consistent for quite a few years and you can understand the strong response to him being named here.