Legendary Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has backed Hugo Lloris to bounce back from his embarrassing mistake that cost Tottenham the North London derby.
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Tottenham fell to a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, the first time Spurs had lost at home in the Premier League to their arch-rivals since 2014.
While Lloris could do little to stop the Gunners’ second goal, a long range strike from captain Martin Odegaard, the keeper had to take responsibility for the first.
Bukayo Saka’s powerful shot took a slight deflection off Ryan Sessegnon and went straight to Lloris, but instead of parrying it away, the ball came off the 36-year-old’s chest and into the back of the net.
Everyone in the stadium was left in shock at the howler and while they attempted to battle back in the second-half, Tottenham never looked the same after going behind.
This was Lloris’ third error leading to a goal this season, more than any other Premier League player, and it came amidst increasing calls for Spurs skipper to be replaced following several other high-profile blunders.
However, Seaman has leapt to the defence of his fellow keeper and believes that he responded well to the mistake and improved as the match went on.
‘Football I know is this and sometimes you can do positive and save many situations positively but honestly I consider Hugo one of the best keepers in the world and it can happen.
‘It can happen that sometimes you can make a mistake. For sure when there is the mistake of the keeper it is more visible. Hugo for us is a one of the players who is really important for the dressing room, for his personality because we are talking about a player who is one of the best keepers in the world.’
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