Tony Cascarino has told talkSPORT that he believes Tottenham need a better goalkeeper if they are to progress to another level.
The ex-Chelsea striker has made the claim following Hugo Lloris’ clanger yesterday afternoon which handed Liverpool a vital win over Spurs.
It isn’t the first time that the Frenchman has cost his club points this season.
The 32-year-old’s errors are hardly uncharacteristic these days and Cascarino can’t see Pochettino landing silverware with Lloris in goal.
He told talkSPORT: “I will be surprised long term – and I am talking into next season – if Pochettino doesn’t buy another goalkeeper.
“He has got a good one in there, but you need better. I don’t think he is as good as what you need between the sticks to go and win trophies.”
Spurs now face a real battle to secure their place in next season’s Champions League.
Lloris has to be the culprit for his team not putting some pressure on the other teams to perform, with his alarming mistake yesterday.
Cascarino says that this isn’t the first lapse from the stopper though.
He continued: “He won a World Cup with a very good French team in that final he still conceded a stinker of a goal.
“It is not making Hugo Lloris a scapegoat for yesterday – he has done it more often than most at the top end of the table.”
It has to be said that Cascarino does have a point.
Lloris has declined this season and it would represent little surprise if Pochettino decided to pursue another goalkeeper.
The Frenchman’s errors, particularly in big games, have occurred all too frequently this season.
Spurs had a real chance yesterday to put some breathing space between them and their rivals, but thanks largely to Lloris they blew it.
An uncertain few months looks on the cards for the Frenchman.