Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino on Friday backed under-fire goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after his costly error against Barcelona in the Champions League.
The French World Cup winner returned to the side for the first time since August on Wednesday but made a rash decision in the build-up to Barcelona’s opening goal in the 4-2 victory for the Spanish side at Wembley.
Pochettino defended Lloris against his critics, saying everybody makes mistakes.
“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world,” he said. “That has not changed. Nothing has changed in my mind, how I think about him.”
Spurs face Cardiff on Saturday at Wembley in a match that looks more straightforward but Pochettino is cautious.
“We have full respect for Cardiff. It will be a tough game. In the Premier League there are no easy games.
“The most difficult game is the one that everyone outside of the team believes you can win. We must be at the same level, otherwise we will struggle.” Read more