Danny Mills has singled out Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga as a ‘weakness’ that the opposition could exploit after his enforced return to the starting XI.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Manchester City and England full-back says that a change of shot-stopper has the potential to disrupt the style of play in and around the defence and that it could be somewhere that teams could target.
Gazzaniga, who has acted as backup to Hugo Lloris since his move from Southampton, is set for a prolonged run in the starting XI after the French stopper was confirmed to be out of action with elbow ligament damage.
Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 7, 2019
With the 27-year-old inexperienced when it comes to playing regular first-team football with the north Londoners, Mills says that there could be some teething issues in him taking Lloris’ place in the side.
Mills told Football Insider: “Gazzaniga is obviously a little bit different to Lloris. Again, it just adds another doubt to the way that Tottenham are going to play and how they’re going to respond.
“People might just target that weakness, if you like, of a new keeper that hasn’t played an awful lot of football.”
Gazzaniga has played only 15 games since swapping Southampton for Spurs back in 2017, having worked alongside fellow Argentine Pochettino during their time on the south coast.
This season has seen the stopper turn out three times, taking Lloris’ place against Leicester after the birth of the Frenchman’s child, while he also started the League Cup defeat to Colchester United.
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