Tottenham player gets 6/10 , labelled 'disappointing' for Thursday evening display
Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has been branded ‘disappointing’ by GFFN after his display for France in their win over Belgium on Thursday.
France came from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League semi-final. They will now take on Spain, who beat Italy 2-1.
Lloris, 34, made a beautiful stop with the score at 0-0 to deny Kevin De Bruyne. But then, he was to blame for both goals as Belgium went 2-0 up.
Yannick Carrasco opened the scoring, wrong-footing Lloris with a near-post effort. Then, Romelu Lukaku scored a goal he should never have scored.
Lloris allowed an effort to go past him at the near post, again. But France came roaring back in a brilliant game that was packed with drama.
Karim Benzema’s twist and shot went in, before Kylian Mbappe won a penalty. Lukaku scored again, but it was ruled out.
The winner came from an unlikely source. AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez lashed an effort from the edge of the area into the net, to win 3-2.
GFFN give him 6/10, saying: “Disappointing misjudgement of Carrasco’s shot from the left-hand side to concede the first goal.
“But two impressive stops from de Bruyne, one from within the six- yard box in the opening minutes and another from long range in the second 45.”
Lloris gets 6/10 rating: Tottenham star ‘disappointing’ for France
It has been an indifferent start to the season for Lloris. While he kept three clean sheets in his opening three league games, he has not been great.
But he has kept Spurs in games at times – Wolves away, for example. Against Belgium, his save to stop De Bruyne is world class, without a doubt.
However, Belgium’s two goals beat Lloris at the near post. Lukaku’s especially, is poor. Not the best, but far from the worst, then.
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