Aguero puts on exhibition for Spurs

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STAT ATTACK: Hugo Lloris has now made more saves (27) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season

Originally posted on My Heart Beats Football:

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Manchester, England.

Back to work after international duty!

Sergio Aguero ruled supreme when Man City hosted Spurs, scoring all 4 goals in their vital 4-1 victory. I wrote some notes down during the match, so here’s my summary (I apologize for ALL grammatical errors).

1′ City kicks us off

> City starts strong as expected. Meanwhile, Spurs seem to be losing the ball a little too much for my liking.

5′ Chadli to Mason, who pulls the shot … nowhere on target

7′ Clever little ball from Soldado to Mason, who shoots straight at Hart. Should have buried that for the early lead.

8′ Eriksen! Deflected over for a corner, which came to nothing in the end 0-0

9′ Silva! He could have shoot, but he decides to pass to Kun, who was in an offside position. Should have just gone for goal.

11′ Navas crosses across the face of goal, but…

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Catching up with Les Bleus

Originally posted on My Heart Beats Football:

France's captain Lloris celebrates with team mate Sakho after defeating Spain during their international friendly soccer match at the Stade de...

So much to do so little time and I am gearing up for National Novel Writing Month so football might have to take a back burner.

Unless of course it’s Les Bleus! You know I’ll do anything for the Frenchies.

Armenia is hosting Les Bleus in a friendly today, but first, I need to do some catching up.

Trip to Yerevan (capital of Armenia):

I honestly thought Lloris was gonna bust a move! Watch the video of the trip:

TRAINING (last evening):

See the video here:

STATS! (via fff.fr):

A few figures before Armenia-France

  • Team France won its previous three clashes against Armenia, scoring 7 goals and conceding only 2.
  • The team of France kept clean sheets at 2 of the 3 matches against Armenia. The only exception in the last game (3-2) in Yerevan September 8, 1999.
  • Didier Deschamps has played in all three previous meetings between France and Armenia as a player (270 minutes).

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Lloris doubtful for France friendly

Lloris doubtful for France friendly

France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris is a doubt for his country’s friendly at home to Portugal on Saturday because of a groin problem which forced him to miss training.

The Tottenham Hotspur ‘keeper had already worked apart from the rest of his international colleagues on Tuesday and his absence from Wednesday’s behind-closed-doors session casts further doubt over his chances of featuring against Portugal.

If he does miss out, Marseille’s Steve Mandanda, who missed the World Cup due to injury, will replace him and win his 17th cap.

SOURCE: http://www.football.co.uk/tottenham_hotspur/lloris_doubtful_for_france_friendly_rss5039880.shtml#x5GEZoRKjZFQeeOQ.97

 

Article Find: Hugo Lloris Has Been The Premier League’s Best Goalie

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With all the clamor surrounding star goalkeepers such as Joe Hart, Thibaur Courtois, and David De Gea, Tottenham’s goalkeepers Hugo Lloris seems has been quietly outperforming them all season.

Spurs fans wont be surprised to know that Lloris has the highest save percentage out of all the goalkeepers in England right now, with a save rate of 75%, with Joe Hart his nearest rival at 67%.

With these stats on hand, why is it that we don’t have Lloris’ name mentioned when talking about the best goalkeepers in England and in Europe? Surely with a better defense in front of him, those number would even be higher.

It’s interesting to note that despite Tottenham’s shaky defense, Lloris still manages to have the highest save percentage.

A talent like him won’t be content with Tottenham’s inability to compete for major trophies, so don’t be surprised to see him seek a way out in the near future should his form continue.

SOURCE: TheFootballVault

http://www.thefootballvault.co/stats-suggest-tottenhams-hugo-lloris-has-been-the-premier-leagues-best-goalie/

Les Bleus advertise food and technology

Originally posted on My Heart Beats Football:

France's captain Lloris celebrates with team mate Sakho after defeating Spain during their international friendly soccer match at the Stade de...

I am under the weather and to make matters worse, I have been trying to study and work on my character building for a project I am working on. I think I deserve a little break and armed with vanilla ice cream, I am going to do a Les Bleus update.

Maybe later (or by the weekend) we can talk about FC Barcelona playing in the Ligue 1 eh?

Arrival

The team arrived yesterday to Clairefontaine:

Premières photos au Château

Cabaye … you’re sexy!

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Cabella

I don’t like your fuzz and what manner of dressing is this young man?

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Costil

Giroud’s body double …

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Costil

… did I mention he was sexy too?

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Mangala

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Sagna

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Jallet

Good to have Jallet

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Happy to have Mandanda back!

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014 Payet

Arrivée EdF au CNF 6 octobre 2014

What do I have to do to get a job at the Clairefontaine?

Want to see all the extreme hand slapping and the way Lloris dishes food? Go here:

Training Session (Monday):

Watch that rainy…

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Hugo Lloris puts in another fantastic shift

Hugo Lloris is on fire lately and I hope it won’t be put out anytime soon.

Spurs hosted Southampton earlier, and came away with a 1-0 victory thanks to a first half strike by Eriksen and another Man of the Match performance by Lloris.

The Saints had a chance to level things up in the 65th minute, but Lloris did this:

https://twitter.com/SpursFinest/status/518771411494903808?lang=en

Lloris was alert throughout the match and at one point he had to keep out a dangerous Wanyama shot following an unconvincing Kaboul clearance. And that’s another thing: Lloris can’t be making up for his defense errors.

Better match from Spurs this time around and vital victory.

Hugo Lloris - Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton - Premier League

Hugo Lloris - Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton - Premier League

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Article Find: Ba praises Lloris for denying Beşiktaş

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The reason Beşiktaş JK did not win at Tottenham Hotspur FC “was Hugo Lloris” according to striker Demba Ba, though the goalkeeper was also frustrated by the draw.

Ba praises Lloris for denying Beşiktaş

Demba Ba, Beşiktaş forward
I think our performance tonight was better than the ones against Arsenal [in the UEFA Champions League play-offs] but we could not get the win. There was only one reason we did not win the game and that was Hugo Lloris, though I was still confident for the penalty – otherwise I would not have stepped up. We now have two tough games against Partizan, home and away, but if we can win these two then we will be in a good place with two games to go, so I’m happy with that.

I had a very good start to my career here but then I got injured. I only came back a couple of weeks ago so I’m not 100% fit yet so I’m very happy with how it went tonight. This competition is very, very important to us and it means we have to play every three or four days, but I prefer that to playing one game per week. The return game against Spurs will be a good one – they will come to us and they will see the atmosphere.

I enjoyed playing in England because it is the best league in the world but now I’m really happy at Beşiktaş. I’m still learning and I’m playing for a team who can compete for a place in the Champions League.

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham goalkeeper
Today was a really tough game against a big team. They showed that on the pitch but it’s one more point and hopefully we’ll improve in the next games. They put in a good performance collectively and have very good players, particularly Demba Ba. We have to learn from this game because when you lead 1-0, maybe when you don’t really deserve it, you have to win that kind of game. If the opponents score a great goal at the end then you accept that but not from a penalty, so that is frustrating and we have to learn from that.

We’ve been trying to do our best this season; we are working really hard on the training ground and we try to learn quickly. But you don’t have time to learn because we need to get results quickly. Everyone involved in the dressing room is going to keep going, keep working together, and I’m sure we will improve. We’ve been speaking about the attitude of everyone, the team spirit, how we are working and the way we are working tactically with the style, the short passing and build-up from the back.

Mousa Dembélé, Tottenham midfielder
We’re still not playing at our best. We have played some good games, like Sunderland and Arsenal away, but in others we can still do better – like in this one. There is a good energy in this team and we are confident for the future. Everyone has something different that the manager wants them to improve on. Our aim is still to finish in the top four.

SOURCE: uefa.com

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000587/match=2014460/postmatch/quotes/index.html

STANDINGS: Group C

P Pts
Asteras Tripolis FC Asteras 2 4
Beşiktaş JK Beşiktaş 2 2
Tottenham Hotspur FC Tottenham 2 2
FK Partizan Partizan 2 1

Spurs held to a draw after all Hugo Lloris’ heroics

Hugo Lloris was on fire. He was unreal. He was 101% tonight for Spurs. He did this:

https://twitter.com/SpurHappening/status/517762546648903680

And this:

https://twitter.com/Vine_Football/status/517776825913982976

In the end however, the team had to settle for a 1-1 draw all thanks to some horrible defending by Chiriches, which led to a penalty, which Ba converted.

Lloris was the Man of the Match after TERRIFIC goal keeping display which sent football fans into a frenzy.

Hugo Lloris v Besiktas:

The Spurs team line up during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Besiktas JK at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

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Hugo Lloris of Spurs adjusts his gloves during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Besiktas JK at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur: October schedule 2014/15

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Spurs have this history. They hire managers to revamp their team and when the winning grinds to a halt, they tend to fire them before the season is over. This causes chaos within the team. Mauricio was hired to do for Spurs what he did for Southampton and I think he is doing fine thus far. He might not take them to the CL this season, but they need to give people chances (talking to you, Levy!)

Yet, I still think Spurs can do much better then what they’re currently serving up for their fans. Lloris is growing frustrated at the lack of his mates’ passion and that says a lot.

Here’s to a fine October.

Thu 02nd: Spurs v Besiktas (Europa)

Sun 05th: Spurs v Southampton

Sat 18th: Man City v Spurs

Thu 23rd: Spurs v Asteras Tripolis (Europa)

Sun 26th: Spurs v Newcastle

TBA: Spurs v Brighton &…

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The September Report

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Lloris kept two clean sheets this month and conceded 5 goals including an own goal from Kane. Nonetheless, he displayed moments of brilliance which made critics took notice once again. His best game was the recent one against Arsenal in which the goalie denied the rivals a victory.

Stats:

Clean sheets: 2 (1 in the Europa and 1 for France)

Goals conceded: 5 (4 EPL; 1 France)

Yellow cards: 0

Red cards: 0

Total season stats:

Season total clean sheets thus far: 5 (2 EPL, 2 Europa, 1 France)

Season total goals conceded: 9 (7 EPL;1 Europa; 1 France)

Total bookings: 0

Total apps: 11