By Will Butcher

Hugo Lloris has revealed that the absence of Harry Kane was the reason for Tottenham’s run of seven winless games.

Kane has scored three goals in two games after returning from an ankle injury that saw him miss 10 league and cup encounters.

Speaking ahead of Spurs’ Champions League clash against Monaco on Tuesday, Lloris was full of praise for his Tottenham teammate ahead of their Group E showdown.

Quoted by Press Association journalist Tom Allnutt on his personal Twitter account, Lloris said: “One thing is very important – the return of Kane.”

Kane singlehandedly turned Spurs’ London derby against West Ham on it’s head on Saturday, as he scored a two-minute brace in the dying moments to earn a 3-2 win.

The impressive feat came after Kane had returned to the Tottenham side with a goal from the penalty spot against North London rivals Arsenal.

Now on five goals from eight league and cup encounters this season, Kane will be hoping that he can continue his rich vain in front of goal against French outfit Monaco.

Tottenham’s number 10 is likely to lead his side’s attack in France, as they desperately look to breathe life into their stuttering Champions league campaign.

A much-needed three points against the likes of Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva and Falcao could see Spurs move into second if Bayer Leverkusen fail to beat CSKA Moscow.

In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has delivered an update on three of Spurs’ senior stars.