Hugo Lloris To Be Sidelined For Six To Eight Weeks
Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be sidelined for six to eight weeks due to a knee injury.
Hugo Lloris who is also the captain of Tottenham, suffered a ligament injury after he led the North London club to defeat Manchester City 1-0 in a Premier League game on Sunday.
Naija News recalls that Lloris announced his retirement from international football last month. The goalkeeper led France to the 2018 World Cup victory.
In 21 league games this season, he has recorded seven clean sheets.
Since the 36-year-old former France national team captain will not be available for selection in the coming matches, coach Antonio Conte will depend on English goalkeeper, Fraser Forster.
Forster, an England international who made his name at Southampton has been living under the shadow of Lloris as a backup goalie, hence, this will be an opportunity for him to show his worth.
Since the out-of-favor 34-year-old England international arrived at Tottenham Hotspur last summer as a free agent, he has made only one Premier League appearance so far. His only league game for Spurs came in the 2-2 draw with Brentford on December 26, 2022.
Aside from Forster, coach Antonio Conte who is currently recovering from surgery has two academy goalkeepers – Alfie Whiteman and Brandon Austin to bank on in place of Hugo Lloris.
Tottenham is vying for a Champions League spot for the upcoming season. They are currently ranked fifth in the Premier League.
Before going to AC Milan for their first-leg round of 16 Champions League match on Tuesday, they have a league match against Leicester City on Saturday.