Deschamps vs. AVB: war of words continues.
There has been some criticism aimed at Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas for his treatment of French Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, and now the war of words between his current club and his national side’s manager Didier Deschamps has moved on a level because the French coach does not believe that Lloris is getting the game time he deserves.
It was a real shock to many when the goalkeeper arrived at Spurs in the summer, due to the fact that the London club already had three good stoppers on the roster. So when he showed up at White Hart Lane on the final day of transfer season, everybody assumed that he would be the automatic number one and keep everybody else out of the starting line-up.
However, it has turned out that the brilliant Brad Friedel is AVB’s number one and he is continuing to keep the French number one out, which is a concern for Deschamps.
In a recent interview published by Sky Sports, Deschamps claimed the stoppers ‘form’ would be a problem due to the Spurs boss rotation policy, which was met by AVB saying: “It goes in one ear and comes out the other.”
Of course Deschamps reply was: “I have two ears as well. What he (Villas-Boas) says has the same effect on me.”
“We are not talking of a player who does not play,” Deschamps said. “Since he played his excellent match against Spain (France’s 1-1 draw last month), he has kept goal three times.
“Hugo is playing one match per week. Of course, he would like to play more, and it is not the case for the moment,”