Hugo Lloris. Once a target for Arsenal. Now a key man for Spurs. But is his injury set to help the gunners out in the race for 4th place?
Its unknown the length of Lloris’ injury but the fact they have had to call back a reserve keeper from loan, it would suggest that he may be sidelined for a few weeks at least.
When Lloris first joined he was frozen out by Brad Friedel and it looked like they had wasted a lot of money on a very good goalkeeper, but as the season has progressed Hugo Lloris has been a key part of Tottenham Hotspur’s campaign, with the French International keeping our North London rivals in games on various occasions.
But now he is injured Spurs have had to fall back on Friedel, and although I hate to say it, the American isn’t exactly a bad keeper to fall back upon. But still he hasn’t been as good as Lloris and this could be something that could be exploited in the Spurs team. Just like Arsenal, Spurs often have a dodgy defence and with the likes of Everton, Man City and Chelsea coming up, Spurs could be dropping some very important points if Friedel cannot perform to his best.
Of course lets get things straight, this wouldn’t even matter if we had performed on a more consistent level over the season and not struggled to pick up easy points, however this is the case and it’s come to the stage that we are relying on our top 4 rivals of Spurs and Chelsea to drop points and in the case, exploit injuries that have occurred to them.
It ridiculous that this is even a subject, because I think it’s terrible we are having to look at players being injured as being a positive, however because of the situation it’s a factor to consider that perhaps this might contribute to a potential spurs downfall, much like last season.
Still, this is the position we are in and hopefully we can carry on these top performances until the end of the season. With a game in hand and 4 points behind Spurs, its going to be a close run in once again.