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Paulo Gazzaniga good enough to fill Tottenham void

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Paulo Gazzaniga good enough to fill Tottenham void

Paulo Gazzaniga is set for his big chance at Tottenham as the temporary number one goalkeeper and fans should have faith in him to deliver.

Spurs have confirmed (official website) that regular number one Hugo Lloris is not expected to return to training until 2020 after dislocating his elbow in the 3-0 defeat to Brighton.

Gazzaniga has become the second-choice option in goal over the last year and he replaced Lloris as a substitute at the weekend.

The 27-year-old looks set for a big opportunity in net after the international break and all the spotlight will be on him to deliver during a time of crisis.

Mauricio Pochettino is arguably battling his most difficult period during his five-year stint as Spurs manager due to some dreadful results of late.

The North London club were humbled 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stages and the top four of the Premier League looks a long way off based on current form.


But there is enough quality in the squad to turn things around if the players come together and recapture their form.

A fresh new look to the team could be a boost in some areas too and perhaps the Lloris injury will be a blessing in disguise.

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Gazzaniga has played 15 first-team games since he moved to Spurs from Southampton in 2017 and is usually reliable in-between the sticks.

The Argentina international has decent handling and can play out from the back, which is why he should have no problem stepping up.

He’s made the odd individual error during his time, but he’s not had the benefit of a regular run of starts and he’s now likely to get October, November and December to prove he can be the long-term answer.

The goalkeeper is going to improve with more games during what should be the peak years of his career and a home fixture against Watford after the break looks an ideal fixture to boost confidence with a clean sheet.

His defence in front of him will need to be much more switched on, but the break should help and good players don’t become bad overnight.

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