I think November was Hugo Lloris’ best month yet and I am certain that the goalie will agree.
Lloris was involved in six games: 2 Europa, 1 international friendly against Italy and 3 EPL. He had quite a nice run to establish himself as Spurs #1 (for me, he already is) and to prove that he has what it takes to play in the EPL.
Lloris had some notable games. Against Italy, he made a triple save to deny the guests any chance of scoring more than the 1 goal they got. In the North London Derby, Spurs lost 5-2 to Arsenal, but Lloris’ brilliance showed and the media heaped praises onto his lap. Even the fans who were not too sure about him sang his praises. Another game – and perhaps his best yet in a Spurs shirt – was in the Europa against Lazio. Literally, it was a one man show, Lazio v Lloris and he pulled off a string of successive saves to help the team get a point.
Overall, Hugo Lloris was bloody brilliant although he kept just one clean sheet this month.
Total clean sheets: 1
Season total clean sheets thus far: 5 (1 from Lyon)
Total goals conceded: 9 (1 inclusive of a Bale OG)
Season total conceded thus far: 18 (2 with Lyon)
Total Apps: 18
There will be no International break until 2013, but even so, there will be no rest in the EPL.
Spurs December Schedule:
1st: Fulham v Spurs (Played. Lloris kept a clean sheet, his 2nd in the EPL)
6th: Spurs v Panathinaikos (Europa 1st round)
9th: Everton v Spurs
16th: Spurs v Swansea
22nd: Spurs v Stoke City
26th: Aston Villa v Spurs (Lloris will turn 26 on this day 🙂 God’s willing)
29th: Sunderland v Spurs
Hugo has expressed his thoughts of his consecutive game streak, saying that he’s not sure how long he will be starting but it feels good to be on the pitch. I enjoy seeing him between the sticks, so hopefully, here’s to a fulfilling December.