When the line-ups were released for Tottenham Hotspur’s league match against Manchester City yesterday, many Spurs fans must have been left wondering where Hugo Lloris was.
With Paulo Gazzaniga starting and Michel Vorm on the bench, the Frenchman was left out with an injury.
But luckily for Spurs supporters, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed after the match that Lloris only suffered a minor injury and would be back in contention for the midweek clash against Brighton and Hove Albion.
“He has suffered a small muscle problem,” Pochettino told football.london. “Hopefully it’s not a big issue and he can be ready for Tuesday. It would be a risk for him to play today and that’s why we decided to leave him in London.”
The news will come as a massive relief to the north London club ahead of the crucial final month of the season.
The fight for the top four is beginning to heat up, and Tottenham simply cannot afford to soldier through this crucial period with a backup goalkeeper.
Lloris, who won the World Cup last summer with France, has come under a fair amount of criticism this season, but he recently came up big at important times, notably saving Sergio Aguero’s penalty in the first-leg of the Champions League quarter-final.
Thankfully for Spurs, it appears as though Lloris will return to full fitness shortly.