Date: 1st August 2019 at 5:49pm
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Tottenham Hotspur won the Audi Cup – thanks to the penalty heroics of Paulo Gazzaniga.

Spurs beat Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout 6-5 to claim the trophy in Munich – and set up Tottenham up for the new season.

The 27-year-old saved the crucial penalty from Jerome Boateng – and this season he may get more game time.

Hugo Lloris did not have one of his better seasons last year – as he conceded 33 goals and made one mistake that ended with a goal.

This led to some Tottenham fans wanting Pochettino to drop their captain.

Another issue Lloris had last year was when he was caught drink-driving – just 40 days after he had lifted the World Cup.

The incident saw Lloris banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000.

There were calls for Pochettino to drop his captain because of this incident but, in the end, Lloris kept his place.

Certainly, Lloris appears to be on the decline, and it is backup Gazzaniga who could be the one to benefit from the Frenchman’s fall from grace.

The Argentine joined Tottenham two years ago – and has only made 12 appearances for Spurs since he arrived from Southampton.

However, whenever he has played for Tottenham, he has impressed.

Couple this with Lloris’ decline – and Gazzaniga should have a good chance of getting some more starts for Tottenham this year.

Gazzaniga, certainly, cannot have done his cause any harm with his performance in the penalty shootout – and come the start of the season against Aston Villa do not be surprised to see the Argentine starting.

 

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