Tottenham need to sign a “world class” replacement for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris if they are to have any hope of challenging for the major honours.
That is the view of former England defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after it was revealed the France international is still in regular contact with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Lloris has kept seven clean sheets in 23 Premier League games but only one in his last six appearances as Spurs slide down the table.
“I know he’s won the World Cup and has been a very, very good goalkeeper but I never thought he was world class,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“If you want to start winning the Champions League, getting in the top four you need a world-class goalkeeper.
“There are very few teams that have won the Premier League or Champions League without a very good goalkeeper and I’m talking exceptional.
“His mistakes aren’t howlers, they’re not glaring errors but you look at it and go ‘I think he could have done better in that scenario.’
“That’s what it is. When you haven’t got an incredible defence in front of you it just puts everybody on edge a little bit.
“The goalkeeper is thinking ‘I can’t trust the defenders’ and the defenders are thinking ‘I cannot trust the goalkeeper’. All of sudden it causes a little bit of indecisiveness.”