Tottenham Hotspur’s goalie Hugo Lloris has lashed out at his own supporters after Davison Sanchez was booed during the loss to AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
Sanchez was subbed on in the first 45 but he was removed just 23 minutes later after a torrid performance in the afternoon.
The former Ajax defender found it hard to cope with the Cherries attack, as Bournemouth secured a dramatic 3-2 victory to uplift their chances of survival in the Premier League.
The loss at their 1 billion pound ground is a massive blow to the club’s chances of finishing in a Champions League qualification position, with the Colombian defender the sole target of fan provocation.
He was booed after his error resulted to Dominic Solanke’s goal, while his replacement Arnaut Danjuma was warmly welcomed as he was introduced into the action.
The occurrence left Lloris annoyed and he took target at the home fans for their reaction to Sanchez’s bad day in the office.
Spurs captain, Hugo Lloris, termed the booing “sad for the club” on another upsetting afternoon for Cristian Stellini’s side.
Hugo Lloris said he felt bad for Davinson Sanchez
Lloris in an interview with BeIN Sport said: “It started earlier, it’s not when he left the pitch, it’s when he came on. I’ve never seen this in my career. I feel really bad for Davinson. He’s a team-mate, he’s a friend and he’s been fighting for the club for many, many years now, and it’s just sad.”
“The story is sad for the club, for the fans, for the player. It’s something you don’t want to see in football. We changed tactically obviously, we went more aggressive, more offensive, we created much.
“Then the problem is when you are 2-2 you are very unbalanced because you have plenty of offensive players and we conceded. There is a lot of disappointment. We went through different feelings but we have to recover from that.
“There is no relation between the game today and the season so far. The only unique reason we lost the game is because at half-time we should be 2-0 up and we are 1-1. It’s about small details, details that change the story of the game.”
Spurs managers insist he would support Davinson Sanchez
Tottenham Hotspur caretaker tactician, Cristian Stellini insisted he would back Davinson Sanchez in spite of his harsh decision to sub him off and the Italian acknowledged that the Colombian was not solely to blame for Spurs loss.
Stellini said: “I understand it’s a tough moment for everyone and we have to analyse this moment. Everyone needs to analyse how important it is to support a player. I take every responsibility for the decision I make.
“I thought it was too early in the game to use another striker, so I didn’t think that was the time. Then in the second half it was so Davinson came off. It was a tough moment and we will support him. It is a tough moment for him and also the team.
“If the team pushes more when we score the first goal we aren’t speaking about a defeat. It’s not only Davinson. Every player can help. It is a really tough day today because we didn’t achieve what we want. We gave everything on the pitch and I think everyone understands this.”
The Lilywhites sit 5th on the Premier League table, 3 points behind Manchester United who currently occupy 4th on the Premier League table and have two games outstanding.
The first of those two matches for United would be their visit to the City Ground to play Nottingham Forest on Sunday evening.