You can try as hard as you like but the goalkeeping issues at Spurs just aren’t going to go away. When Hugo Lloris was called into the league side to face Aston Villa, it looked as if AVB had finally made a decision as to his first choice.
Immediately after that match however, Brad Friedel was restored to the Premiership starting XI and Hugo’s wait continued. At the start of this week, French national manager Didier Deschamps couldn’t help but offer his own opinion once again.
“He doesn’t play enough at his club and it doesn’t sit very well with him,” Deschamps was quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph.
“His situation is difficult, burdensome, not ideal.
“Returning to the bench after the performance he made with us in Spain is not easy. He cannot be satisfied playing only one game out of two or three.”
One story that has emerged today comes with an accompanying headline stating that Lloris is refusing to rule out a January transfer away from the Lane. Here’s what he actually said –
“I’m training, I do the maximum, and the coach made his choice,” Lloris told L’Equipe.
“It is difficult to accept. It is a little hard. You will have to ask the coach. I just stay professional.”
It’s hardly a positive endorsement of a happy start to life at White Hart Lane but it isn’t a transfer request either. However, if Hugo isn’t installed as number one by Christmas, stories of a January move will flood the rumour mills.