Cascarino destroys Tottenham mainstay, states Spurs would win PL without him
By Harry Sykes
Tony Cascarino has slammed Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after a poor performance against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Lloris was at fault for Chelsea’s late winner after he let Marcos Alonso’s shot squirm through his body in the 88th minute.
Talking in The Times in his column on Monday, Cascarino has said that he doesn’t believe that Lloris is a Premier League-winning player – and said he’s not basing this analysis on just the mistake at Wembley.
The pundit said that he doesn’t control his penalty area like Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and that he’s not good with his feet.
“I think he’s a very good shotstopper but he’s not very good with his feet and I don’t think he’s anywhere near the level of David De Gea of Manchester United,” Cascarino said.
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“He’s not bad at crosses but, again, he’s nothing compared to Courtois. I think Lloris is close to Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet in terms of ability.
“If Tottenham had a better keeper, I think they might have won the Premier League already… I just think Lloris is good, nothing more.”
It’s a damning indictment of Tottenham’s no.1, who joined from Lyon five years ago in a deal worth £11million.
He has made 213 appearances in total for Tottenham, and has helped to keep 75 clean sheets.
Tottenham only conceded 26 goals in the whole of last year’s Premier League campaign, seven fewer than champions Chelsea.
The 30-year-old has made 90 appearances for France and is under contract with Tottenham until 2022.
Tottenham have got off to a mixed start in the Premier League this season, beating Newcastle in their opening game 2-0, but losing 2-1 to Chelsea on Sunday.
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