The goalie managed to keep another clean sheet after playing out to a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park today …
*** photo set via Daily Mail
Hugo Lloris and the Spurs has just faced Everton and came away with a 0-0 draw meaning that Spurs will stay in 4th place with 20 points. They had the opportunity to get all 3 points, but they lacked that killer finishing. However, I was impressed with the way they started the game.
Lloris was superb. The only thing that had everyone worried was that moment Lukaku’s knee collided with his head. How on Earth did he continue playing you ask? Because Lloris is a determined man.
Here are his minutes via myheartbeatsfootball:
21′ Lloris off his line to collect a pass. He skids a little, but he clung onto that ball for dear life.
31′ Lloris collects a Baines corner. That was also Everton’s first corner of the game.
37′ Lloris comes out to collect Pienaar’s cross
77′ Concern as Lloris comes to make the save and is caught by Lukaku. Lloris collects a hard blow to his head and goes down, dazed. The stretcher is out and Brad is warming up as Lukaku is booked for the challenge. Lloris eventually gets back on his feet and his walking under his own power.
81′ Lloris says he’s okay although team mates tell him to get off. Kevin ‘Is Not Your’ Friend has a little talk with him and he will continue after all as Brad heads back to the bench.
87′ Corner: Lloris between the bodies to palm away Baines’ corner.
87′ Lloris out to block Deulofeu’s cross. Super save by the goalie!
Concerned by Lloris’ head injury seeing that he has two very vital games to play for France this month. I hope that it’s nothing bad.
Hugo Lloris has picked up his 7th clean sheet of the season, keeping clean sheets against Crystal Palace, Swansea, Norwich, Cardiff City, Aston Villa, Hull City and now Everton.
That means 7 clean sheets in the team’s first 10 games, a first achievement for Spurs, all thanks to Lloris.
In all fairness, it was not a challenge, but that’s how it was called. Both Lukaku and Lloris was going for the ball. Lloris was just faster than Lukaku expected and couldn’t move out of the way in time.
However, I was still concerned.
Lukaku was booked for the challenge. Here the GIF via @Football_Tweet:
And the video:
He was a top trend in the UK via Twitter:
Lukaku’s knee collided with Lloris’ head and the goalie was KO’d for a few seconds. Lukaku signals to the bench after the tackle because his knee got injured. I think it was strange and based on reading about Lloris having no recollection of the clash (your brain is a funny business), I guess he must have been thinking about the game (as always) when he came too and when he realized he was about to be subbed, he must have wondered why.
That’s why he must have argued to stay on and continue, but this decision shouldn’t have been his to make and somebody better show him a video of the collision.
This is what AVB told BBC Sport after the match:
“Hugo still doesn’t remember the incident with Lukaku so he lost consciousness there, but he seemed assertive and determined to continue and showed great character and personality,”
“We decided to keep him on based on that.
“You see the player is focused and driven. It was a big knock but he looked composed and ready to continue on. The call always belongs to me.
“Brad was ready to come in but the person Hugo is there were enough signs for him to continue.”
So that’s why Lloris insisted to the medic people he was fine?
Oh Lloris, you may have seem fine at the time, but trust me, you were not.
Pics/banter of the match here … :
… and here:
Lloris v Everton: (video)
Actually, this is the match highlights, but Lloris is featured in it. Solider on Lloris!