Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a doubt for the upcoming North London derby, and the club are keeping “tight-lipped” about his injury, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.
Lloris is yet to miss a game for Spurs this season, and impressed during the 6-2 win against Leicester on Saturday, making a crucial save to deny Patson Daka in the second half that prevented the visitors from drawing level at 3-3.
The Spurs captain headed off on international duty with France for the Nations League fixtures against Austria and Denmark.
Unfortunately, Lloris pulled out of Didier Deschamps’ squad with a thigh injury almost immediately. The 35-year-old now faces a crucial fitness test ahead of the big North London derby against Arsenal on Saturday.
According to journalist Tom Barclay (via GiveMeSport), the club are keeping him waiting on news of Hugo Lloris’ availability for the North London derby.
He said: “I’m still trying to find out the details on how likely he is to [be fit against Arsenal] after missing the France games”
“Tottenham have been tight-lipped about it generally, that’s what they do with injuries unless it’s like a player is set for surgery, so I’m still waiting to find out.”.
Lloris has played every top-flight minute in the last two-and-a-half years, last missing a game in March 2020.
If Lloris isn’t passed fit, it’ll open the door for Fraser Forster to make his Tottenham debut having been an unused substitute in all nine games this season.
Forster might have never played in this fixture, but he’s experienced at this level, racking up more than 130 appearances in England’s top-flight and has history against Arsenal, notably producing a man of the match display while playing for Southampton back in April, which ultimately proved crucial in helping Spurs qualify for the Champions League.