VIDEO.  Football: Hugo Lloris’ mistake that won Tottenham against Aston Villa

VIDEO. Football: Hugo Lloris’ mistake that won Tottenham against Aston Villa

This Sunday, January 1, the goalkeeper of The Blues was back on the field of the British championship, holding the goal of Spurs. The Londoners lost at home, and the world vice-champion goalkeeper spent a difficult afternoon.

The year 2023 has started badly for Hugo Lloris, who scored the first goal of Aston Villa, who won 2 by 0 at Tottenham, on Sunday January 1 during the 18th day of the English Championship.

For his first game since the World Cup final, the goalkeeper and captain of the French team let go of a long shot from Douglas Luiz. Olly Watkins took advantage of his poor control to recover the ball and found Emiliano Buendia in the back who scored the 50th goal.

Villa scores the first goal of the year! And has he signed Emiliano Buendía who benefits from a centre-back from Lloris?#TOTAVL #PremierLeague

– CANAL+ Foot (@CanalplusFoot) January 1, 2023

The expected meeting with the Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, the winner in the World Cup final of Lloris and the Blues did not take place. Returning to training only on Friday, after celebrating his country’s highest trophy, Martinez was left on the bench by Unai Emery after an interview in which the Spanish coach wanted to make sure he was psychologically ready to return to his post, after the series. of skating in the days after the World Cup final.

Martinez and Lloris still greeted each other, without emphasis, by shaking hands on the main roads of the stadium before kick-off.

Handshake between Hugo Lloris and Emiliano Martinez for reunion. ?

? @CanalplusFoot

– ActuFoot (@ActuFoot_) January 1, 2023

Tottenham’s response was truly astonishing. Spurs tried to play higher but created only one real chance, a pass from Yves Bissouma to Ivan Perisic who shot high (57th position).

Often since the arrival of Antonio Conte’s controls, Spurs have taken a long time to get into the conference. A sign of their collective bite, the three central defenders (Lenglet, Romero and Davies) were cautioned in the first half for dangerous tackles. Finally Aston Villa made a break, with John McGinn’s deep pass to Douglas Luiz, faster than the defenders (73).

These three lost points prevent Tottenham from taking back fourth place from Manchester United. Winners on Saturday at Wolverhampton (1-0), the Mancunians lead by two points with one game in hand.

This 18th day, closed by Nottingham Forest – Chelsea (at 5.30 pm), saw Arsenal climb to the top of the standings on Saturday after their victory over Brighton (4-2), while Manchester City stumbled against Everton (1-1). The Gunners are now seven points ahead.