Shock potential return for Tottenham captain

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has been on the side-lines for a number of weeks now, nursing a thigh injury that has kept him out of the team.

The Spurs goalkeeper was also charged in court recently for drink driving, receiving a £50,000 fine, as well as a 20-month driving ban.

Upon Lloris’ injury, second-choice Michel Vorm deputised between the sticks, but mistakes against Liverpool called into question whether he should be the number two at all.

Vorm then mysteriously picked up an injury of his own, leaving Paulo Gazzaniga as the only other senior keeper, with young Alfie Whiteman bumped up to the bench.

In his two games so far, Gazzaniga has impressed in goal, earning two more man of the match awards to add to the one he earned against Crystal Palace last season on his debut.

The 26-year-old looks more than comfortable in the Tottenham first team, and could find himself as the new back-up goalie once Lloris returns.

Talking of a Lloris return date, while he was originally supposedly out injured for the trip to Huddersfield this weekend, Tottenham manager has now revealed there is a chance that the captain will appear.

Football London reported Pochettino said this in his press conference: “Sometimes we make a mistake in between the coordination and the communication. Sorry, maybe it was a miscommunication but we need to assess him tomorrow. We are going to decide tomorrow if he’s going to be available to play or not.”

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