Los Angeles FC

USA media deliver interesting verdict on Hugo Lloris's debut after he signs from Tottenham


Having left Tottenham Hotspur in January, Hugo Lloris has now finally made his long-awaited debut for Los Angeles FC in the MLS.

Lloris, who played for Spurs on 444 occasions across his time in North London, left Ange Postecoglou’s squad on good terms.

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Upon the signing of Guglielmo Vicario last summer, it became clear that Postecoglou wanted a change of goalkeeper to start his new project at the club.

And given what a decorated career 37-year-old Lloris has had, he wasn’t going to settle at the club’s new number two.

In fact, finding a club where he would be the firm starter was said to be at the top of Lloris’ wishlist, he didn’t want to sit on the sidelines.

Fortunately for him, Lloris has arrived at LAFC with a huge presence, celebrated by his new manager.

And via a match review by The San Diego Union-Tribune, it seems his stint as number one started very productively.

Sharing their review of Lloris’ LAFC debut, the American outlet were incredibly impressed with the Frenchman’s composure.

It read: “Lloris was repeatedly cool under pressure and the veteran goalkeeper also opened a new facet of LAFC’s attack with impressive distribution on a series of long passes to his forwards. 

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“Although he’s still getting to know his teammates’ tendencies while simultaneously settling into family life in suburban Encino, he’s already making a significant impact on LAFC’s plans for the season.”

Of course, Tottenham fans probably aren’t too surprised to see Lloris thriving in the MLS given all his experience.

And following his successful start, his new manager Steven Cherundolo was also very complimentary.

He said: “His first game was very clean. Important saves. Just a steady rock for us. A sense of security when he’s there.

“He’s drawing back on years and years of experience playing at a high level. His decision-making on the ball is going to make us a lot better.”

It certainly seems as if Lloris has made a big impression in the MLS, and it may have proved a wise call that he took his time when choosing his next move after Tottenham.

All that being said, one manager has now been explaining his decision to drop a youngster who left Spurs on loan in January. 

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