Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss this weekend’s Premier League clash with Watford having picked up an injury.
The 31-year-old French stopper picked up a thigh problem in the game against Manchester United presumably, and although Pochettino confirmed it wasn’t a ‘big issue’ it is enough to sideline him for this game, although the hope is our Number 1 will return in time for the Liverpool clash on September 15.
In other injury news ahead of the tie against the side, Moussa Sissoko is out with a hamstring problem, whilst Erik Lamela is going to be assessed late on with his hamstring issue but he may make the game on Sunday – if he does you’d expect him to start from the bench really as you wouldn’t think after Monday’s match that Pochettino would overly tinker with the team unless he’s forced to.
Midfielder Victor Wanyama is now back in full training as well as he steps up his fitness from a knee injury so it shouldn’t be too long before he’s back in contention.
With Watford spicing things up ahead of the game by talking ‘competition integrity’ given our stadium complications this season, it’s the perfect motivation to absolutely hammer them. Although given their transfer dealings under the Pozzo organisation, whilst it’s all perfectly legal within the rules, I do find a certain irony in them claiming ‘integrity’ given the complaints they received for their loan dealings in the Championship and the calibre of player they had access to purely because the clubs were tied under the owner.
It’s all perfectly legal though, as will our moves within regulations when it comes to the stadium issues we face ultimately, but hey ho hypocrisy doesn’t matter for some does it when they see the extra cash potentially available from ticket sales.
Source – Sky Sports