Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro Raniere has now slammed the treatment of Hugo Lore this season.
The French international goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order at the north London club and he will join MLS outfit LAFC at the end of the month.
Lloris has not had any opportunities with the first team this season, and he was replaced with Guglielmo Vicario at the start of the campaign. The Italian goalkeeper has done quite well since joining the Premier League club but Sandro feels that Tottenham were negligent in the way they handled the situation with their former captain and they should have treated him better.
He said on beIN Sport: “Hugo was the face of Tottenham for many years. He was the captain. He’s a guy who arrived with a lot of humility. I remember his first training sessions. He won his spot discreetly. He has been very important for all these years where Tottenham reached the Champions League final and fought at the top of the Premier League. When Pochettino arrived, he managed to give a new face to Tottenham, and he was a part of it. I was sad by the way he left. I think he should have been treated better, but sometimes Tottenham are a bit negligent when it comes to players leaving. For me Tottenham are a bit lax.”
The former star hailed Lloris for his humility and hard work throughout the years. He also added that the French international was crucial to Tottenham’s journey to the Champions League final a few years ago and he also helped them compete for the league title.
There is no doubt that the 145-cap French international is a Tottenham icon and he produced world class performances for them throughout the years. The 2018 World Cup winner is undoubtedly one of the best Premier League goalkeepers of the modern era.
The Frenchman has regressed in recent months and his performances were below par last season as well. He needed to be replaced this season, but Tottenham could have handled his departure better.
A move to the MLS could be an exciting opportunity for the Frenchman at this stage of his career. The intensity is a lot less and the league is less demanding physically. Moving to LAFC could easily prolong the goalkeeper’s club career.