Alan Shearer has told Amazon Prime that Hugo Lloris was Tottenham Hotspur’s best player in their loss to Manchester United on Wednesday, claiming that the score could have been 5-0 without him, writes the TBR.
The trip to Old Trafford proved to be a miserable evening for Spurs. Antonio Conte’s men were second-best throughout the game. And they were fortunate to only go behind at the start of the second-half.
The biggest reason they kept Manchester United at bay until that stage was the performance of Lloris. The Frenchman made a number of superb saves during the first-half.
Perhaps his most ‘incredible’ stop came from Marcus Rashford after the break. And it did seem that he could have done nothing with the two goals United did score.
The first took a massive deflection. And the second was brilliant from Bruno Fernandes. Nevertheless, Lloris was certainly the one Tottenham player who could really hold his head up high. Shearer felt that he was the visitors’ shining light.
“Lloris was the best player for Tottenham. If it wasn’t for him it might have been four or five,” he told Amazon Prime.
Lloris’ performance needed to be so good, because Tottenham were so poor. And that is a worrying sign as they look to keep up with the pace-setters in the Premier League.
Spurs deserved enormous credit for moving level with Manchester City after the weekend. They have not been at their best. And yet, they had picked up the same number of points as the team many are tipping to win the title at a canter.
Those underwhelming performances are easier to deal with when they were winning. For some, it was an exciting sign concerning what Tottenham could do once they get up to speed.
However, those displays are harder to stomach when they lose some of the bigger games. That suggests that there is still a long way to go for Spurs.