It’s been a season that has largely gone from bad to worse for Tottenham Hotspur, and luck with injuries has again not been our friend in the campaign of 2019/20 with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane all spending a good chunk of time on the sidelines and missing important matches.
Whilst it seems like we haven’t had much luck at all, our French goalkeeper is now on track for a return at the end of this month following the fractured elbow he suffered in the defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion back in October.
With his rehabilitation and recovery process coming to a close, he’s certainly not been risking things as he builds his fitness again, but it shouldn’t be too much longer now before he’s at least asking a question when it comes to first team contention.
Speaking to L’Equipe via SportWitness, the World Cup winner explained.
“It’s going well. I’m getting closer to the team, and I’m starting to have a very clear goal in the resumption of the competition, even if I’m keeping it to myself. But I’m not far off. I’ve obviously lost my bearings. I’ve had time to prepare my body and my head, to work on movement, distance and touching the ball.”
“The idea is to come back at the end of January, but it’s conditioned by my feelings, by the choice of the coach as well. All the games are important, I’m needed, and the team isn’t where they’d like to be. So you have to think carefully: I’ll have to be 100 per cent to come back.”
Once he’s back up to match fitness, he would certainly be a boost and although few could argue Paolo Gazzaniga has let us down, Lloris’ experience – once fresh – would be a massive boost to our chances of putting a disappointing 18 months behind us and hopefully ending the year strongly.
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