Tottenham Hotspur have been without their captain and keeper for a number of months now, ever since he dislocated his elbow against Brighton.
Paulo Gazzaniga has come in and provided a safe pair of hands between the sticks for Spurs, potentially even pushing the Frenchman for his starting spot.
Lloris actually hasn’t played a match under Jose Mourinho yet, with Harry Kane picking up the captain’s duties in the absence of the official club captain.
It may be interesting to see whether Lloris slots straight back into a first-team and captain role, or whether Mourinho will look to make a change in either department.
Either way, the Special One had plenty of nice words to say about Hugo this week, stating that he is a champion of the world and a champion of a person too.
He also revealed that the club hopes to get the World Cup winner back in February.
Jose said (Football London): “He’s a champion. Not just a champion of the world but also a champion as a professional. Works very, very hard, very brave, accelerates processes, but there are limits of that acceleration of process with such an important injury. But he’s doing amazingly well.
“He’s working with a different group of people, since the physios, until the goalkeeping coaches, working really, really hard. It’s difficult to set up a date, I would say February. I probably would not be far from it and February goes from the 1st to the 29th this year.”
On Lloris: A champion, not just of the world but as a person as well.
It’s complicated but we hope he will be back in February.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) December 20, 2019
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