Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas admitted Sunday that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris couldn’t remember the blow he received to the head from Romelu Lukaku in the Everton-Spurs match, and that Lloris insisted that he play on in the match.
The surprising revelation from Villas-Boas underpins the argument that English football is not adequately prepared to handle concussions properly. We’ll have more analysis and discussion regarding the topic in tomorrow’s Monday Soccer Insider column, and the EPL Talk Podcast. But, in the meantime, here’s what Villas-Boas said after the match today:
“Hugo still doesn’t remember the incident with Lukaku.
“He lost consciousness there but he seemed assertive and determined to continue and showed great character and personality. We decided to keep him on based on that.”
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Andre Villas-Boas admits defiant Hugo Lloris couldn’t remember Lukaku blow and insisted he stayed on — The Mirror
- English football has problems, but hooliganism is no longer among them — The Guardian
- Spurs leaving Lloris in at Goodison proves English soccer miles behind on head injuries — Pro Soccer Talk
- Gus Poyet considers appealing over Lee Cattermole’s sending off — The Guardian
- Martin Jol believes he has his board’s support despite defeat to Manchester United — The Telegraph
- Joe Hart faces at least three weeks out of Manchester City team — The Guardian
- Malky Mackay aims thinly-veiled dig at Cardiff owner Vincent Tan after south Wales derby victory — Metro
- Jack Wilshere to miss Arsenal’s trip to Dortmund due to ankle injury — The Guardian
- Swansea City star Michu to miss two games after suffering ankle injury against Cardiff City — Wales Online
- Cardiff City v Swansea City: Jonjo Shelvey ‘swim’ gesture risks violence — The Telegraph
- Javier Hernández re-tweets story querying future at Manchester United — The Guardian
- What separates Liverpool, Arsenal and success this season — Forbes
- MLS is the only pro sports league in America where superstars can earn 140x more than their teammates — Buzzfeed
- Why David Beckham’s move to buy an MLS franchise in cosmopolitan Miami is a masterstroke — The Mirror
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