Mauricio Pochettino Says He Has No Doubt In Hugo Lloris’ Capabilities

Mauricio Pochettino has said that he never lost faith in Hugo Lloris.

The Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper has faced a difficult spell at the north London club this season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he never had any doubt in his French custodian Hugo Lloris despite the World Cup winner incurring a difficult spell at the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season. The Spurs goalkeeper has conceded 16 goals in 14 matches so far in all competitions this term and has only bagged 5 clean sheets to show for his efforts. Lloris had a good outing against Southampton in the last match and contributed in his side’s 3-1 win with a brilliant double save in the later stages of the match.

Pochettino said, “I was saying that maybe we conceded more chances in the last 30 minutes than in 90 minutes against Arsenal.” He added, “Look for me Hugo, playing well or sometimes not so well, for me is one of the best ‘keepers in the world but I back him because after four and a half years working together I know the condition and quality of him and today is not a surprise for me.”

The Argentine manager also said, “When he wasn’t great, I think always I am going to back him because I know the quality of keeper I have.” The win against the Saints have sent the north London club back into the top four, as they have leapfrogged Chelsea and Arsenal to claim the third position in the league table.

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