Tottenham keeper Michel Vorm in contention for worst goal kick ever as he hits ball out for CORNER against Watford

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MICHEL VORM has been trolled for taking one of the worst goal kicks ever seen against Watford.

The Tottenham keeper tried to play the ball short to Toby Alderweireld but spooned it out of play to gift the Hornets a goalscoring opportunity.

Michel Vorm looks dejected after hitting his goal kick out for a corner
Michel Vorm looks dejected after hitting his goal kick out for a corner
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Both he and Alderweireld simply drop their heads the moment the ball goes out of play.

Admittedly sunlight may have affected Vorm’s vision.

But the Spurs No2 – stepping in for the injured Hugo Lloris – was mocked online for his blunder.

One Watford fan described the gaffe as “the highlight of the game” – despite his side running out 2-1 winners.

Michel Vorm looks to pass the ball to Toby Alderweireld from a goal kick
Michel Vorm looks to pass the ball to Toby Alderweireld from a goal kick
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Michel Vorm puts the ball straight out of play and for a Watford corner
Michel Vorm puts the ball straight out of play and for a Watford corner
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Michel Vorm and Toby Alderweireld's heads drop after embarrassing gaffe
Michel Vorm and Toby Alderweireld’s heads drop after embarrassing gaffe
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Michel Vorm offers an apology after conceding possession for Spurs
Michel Vorm offers an apology after conceding possession for Spurs
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Another wrote: “Vorm goal kick. Out for a corner. I’m so sorry what 😭😭😭

One laughed: “Am I hallucinating or did Vorm just kick it behind for a corner”

Dutch stopper Vorm, 34, signed for Tottenham from Swansea in 2014 but has had to play second fiddle to captain Lloris.

The French World Cup winner was charged with drink-driving last month yet played and kept a clean sheet in Spurs’ 3-0 win at Manchester United just three days later.


He was ruled out with a thigh injury for yesterday’s defeat – the first time Tottenham have dropped points this season.

Mauricio Pochettino says the club hope to have Lloris, 31, back to face Liverpool on September 15.

Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart both scored from set pieces after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s unfortunate own-goal handed Watford the lead.

A fuming Pochettino insisted Tottenham must cut out silly mistakes if they are to challenge for the title.

He said: “From two set-pieces we conceded two goals.

“If you want to be a contender and to be on top you cannot concede from this type of action.

“I think it is important to clarify the point, first half we were so relaxed, we dominated the game, but we were not aggressive enough. A lot of unforced mistakes. You need to show more strength, be more aggressive in your defending. You need to show you want to win.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris missed the Watford game through injury
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris missed the Watford game through injury
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“Of course, in every single Premier League game this situation will happen, with any team, and you need to show more strength defending, because that situation is when you really show that you want to win.

“Of course, I’m disappointed with the result, but the reality is clear, this is why we lost.

“I told everyone after the [Manchester United] game that I wasn’t happy, and again we try to defend long balls and you need to show that strength, personality, character to play football and defend in the moment.

“I think it is clear from the analysis. It is clear and easy to explain.”