Hugo Lloris’s errors for Tottenham and why he is still a top goalkeeper

Hugo Lloris’s tendency to make mistakes is a worry for Tottenham but it does not necessarily mean he is not a good goalkeeper, writes Adam Bate.

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to select back-up goalkeeper Michel Vorm ahead of Hugo Lloris for the club’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United invited criticism, particularly when the Dutchman was partially culpable for the opening goal. But Lloris’s errors have also seen him under scrutiny this season.

The Spurs captain was questioned at the start of April when he misjudged a cross to allow Alvaro Morata to head home the opening goal for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Lloris was then a little unfortunate in the very next game against Stoke when an attempted clearance ricocheted off opposition striker Mame Biram Diouf to gift him an equalizer.

Marouane Fellaini representative expected in Manchester to continue new contract talks

A representative of Marouane Fellaini is expected in Manchester before the end of the week to continue discussions over a new contract at United, according to Sky sources.

The 30-year-old midfielder was critical of United’s approach to a new deal in a recent interview with a Belgian magazine, and insisted manager Jose Mourinho and his staff all want him to stay at Old Trafford.

Mourinho said on Monday that an agreement was “in place” to extend Fellaini’s deal at the club, which expires at the end of the season, and the midfielder is already looking ahead to next season at the club.