'Mad props', 'Left, right and centre' - Tottenham fans rave over under-fire star in win v Newcastle
Tottenham fans took to social media to rave over the performance of goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris during the club’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Spurs went into the game knowing that by bettering Chelsea’s result they would almost certainly secure Champions League qualification for next season, and with the Blues being held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield, the three points ensured that Mauricio Pochettino and his men would be among Europe’s elite once again.
It was Harry Kane’s second half strike which secured victory for the Lilywhites at Wembley in a game in which Tottenham struggled to create chances and left Newcastle opportunities of their own to net, Jonjo Shelvey hitting a free kick onto the post as an early warning.
However, the Magpies were denied by a resolute defence, which was marshalled and commanded by the man between the sticks, Lloris pulling off some impressive saves to keep the visitors at bay.
The Frenchman has been under-fire from fans this season as a result of some costly errors in games but he led by example against Newcastle, and the supporters took to Twitter to demonstrate their appreciation for his crucial contribution to the win, with a couple pointing to those who had been criticising his displays.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the Spurs faithful’s best tweets:
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Here’s that brilliant sliding tackle from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris which has denied Newcastle an equaliser.
— Last Word On Spurs???? (@LastWordOnSpurs) May 9, 2018
I’ve been Critical of Lloris. But fair play he has come back from a shocking patch very well
— Little Bit of Yid (@ParkLane87) May 9, 2018
Fantastic Lloris. This ref is having a shocker!!! #COYS
— Gary Hodsden (@GMHodsden) May 9, 2018
Lloris – excellent
Tripps – poor
Dav – poor
Verts – ????
Davies – didn’t know he was on the pitch
Wanyama – spaghetti goblin
Sissoko – relentless boos
Son – military duty asap
Alli – just del
Eriksen – trying very hard
Kane – nah
— aedan ???????????????????????????? (@AedanCOYS) May 9, 2018
The 4 real leaders on the pitch tonight were Lloris, Jan, Wanyama & Eriksen. They have one thing in common – they have all won trophies. Next season, get a cup, anything, it breeds success. Even the fans will be less edgy if we start winning some cups. #coys
— Ongar Spurs (@OngarSpurs) May 9, 2018
I hope that those slating Hugo Loris after a couple of mistakes, acknowledge a couple of great performances since and his clean sheet tonight – that sliding tackle #coys
— Waynesheffield (@waynesheffield) May 10, 2018
Remember when our fans were saying drop Kane and lloris a couple weeks back
Well both have got us the points here and in our last home game.
— SpursTransfer10 (@SpursTransfer10) May 9, 2018
Only Lloris looks a footballer so far, sort it out spurs.
— Greggers (@gregnut1) May 9, 2018
Lloris deserves mad props for tonight's performance (and the last couple games tbf) kept us in it at times
— Yiddo Newbs (@YiddoNewbs) May 9, 2018
Hugo Lloris *led* tonight. Came for everything, kicking was great, brilliant save from Gayle and was barking orders left, right and centre.
O Captain! My Captain!
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) May 9, 2018
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