Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris criticised for ‘totally wrong’ decision-making by goalkeeping expert David Preece

25 Oct

Hugo Lloris has been slammed for his ‘totally wrong’ judgement in games by goalkeeping expert David Preece.

The Tottenham Hotspur No.1 has made two fatal errors in the Champions League so far, which have directly resulted in goals.

Lloris makes the long walk back to the tunnel after being sent off

On matchday two against Barcelona, he inexplicably charged at the feet of Luis Suarez who calmly pulled the ball back for Philippe Coutinho to score.

And on Wednesday night, the France skipper crudely brought down Chelsea target Hirving Lozano as PSV claimed a late draw to leave Spurs’ European ambitions clinging on by a thread.

And Preece, who now works as a commentator and goalkeeping expert, admits the problem lies with the 31-year-old’s judgement.

“You look in these situations and you try to find out what the core of it is,” Preece explained on the Hawksbee and Jacobs Show.

Hirving Lozano was clattered by Lloris
The goalkeeper protests his innocence after rushing out

“So you maybe look at his starting position. Now, from what I can see, it’s not really that different, it’s purely just on the judgement of the ball as it is passed forward.

“Now this season, especially in the two games against Barcelona and PSV, they’re just two balls that are in nobody’s right mind for him to come for.

“They are in the path of the player in question, there’s no danger, there’s players covering – he has no purpose at all in that scenario.”

Although Lloris lifted the World Cup with France in Russia, it was his mistake which allowed Mario Mandzukic to score in the Final against Croatia.

Lloris looks on in despair as Mandzukic scores in the World Cup Final

On his day, there are few better in the world – something which teammate Kieran Trippier acknowledged after the Frenchman made several key saves to deny West Ham United an equaliser on Saturday.

The problem however, lies in his decision-making and not his ability.

Preece continued: “He just needs to sort of sit back in and go with his instincts because he is a keeper who is on two ends of the scale.

“He works a lot from his goal line so when he is making saves; he’s very close to his goal line so he is very deep in his goal.

“But the other part of the game is to come out of his box and to clear things before they get to become a problem.

“But at the moment, that judgement is off. Looking at it for me, I can’t see much technically wrong it, his positions are fine.

“But when it comes to making those decisions, they are totally wrong and it’s not even close.”