By Harvey Byrne
Hugo Lloris is set to miss up to four weeks with a hamstring injury – and Tottenham fans are worried how their team will cope without their club captain.
Spurs have revealed on their official Twitter account that the goalkeeper is set to miss the next month after picking up an injury in their opening weekend 1-1 draw at Everton on Saturday.
Following further assessment of the hamstring injury sustained by Hugo, we can confirm he's expected to be out of action for around 4 weeks.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 16, 2016
Spurs’ medical staff have assessed the injury over the last 72 hours and confirmed that Lloris will miss the club’s matches against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Stoke, and faces a race against time to be fit for their 18 September home clash against Sunderland.
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm replaced Lloris against Everton and he could be set for an extended stay in Spurs’ first eleven after playing in just seven fixtures last season in all competitions.
However, fans are worried that the north London side may struggle without their first choice and some have even highlighted Harry Kane after he went in goal against Asteras Tripolis in 2014.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Spit In The Hole (@SpitInTheHole) August 16, 2016
#thfc Hugo Lloris has been ruled out for about a month. Bad news as Vorm hasn't always looked confident as a deputy. Big period for him now.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) August 16, 2016
Four weeks today is our first Champions League game. Lloris will probably miss that, Palace, Liverpool & Stoke. No need to panic. #THFC
— Jake (@jakesanders22) August 16, 2016
Such an early body blow to Spurs. Lloris is not only a world class goalkeeper but also a leader for that team. #THFC
— Ryan Conway (@RJConway92) August 16, 2016
Lloris out for 4 weeks, buzzing for vorm to let in 8 against Liverpool 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃
— Jack Harding (@Jackharding22) August 16, 2016
No Lloris for 4 weeks 😢😢😢
— Luke Arnold (@lukearnoldthfc) August 16, 2016
Big blow losing Lloris for a month but hopefully Vorm can step up now for the next few games.
— Richard Maskell (@RMaskell1981) August 16, 2016
Now we have Janssen, I have absolutely no problems in Kane deputising for Lloris. Much better keeper than Vorm.
— JT (@JamesTaylorAG) August 16, 2016
Bad news with Lloris being out 4 weeks. Vorm needs to step up, especially with Liverpool next week.
— TJ Heaps (@tjheaps) August 16, 2016
Lloris moved to White Hart Lane in 2012 from Lyon and the star-man played in 47 encounters for Tottenham last season in all competitions conceding just 46 goals.
Pochettino faces a London clash against Crystal Palace in his sides next match on Saturday and the Argentine will be hoping that Lloris’ injury doesn’t cause too much damage to his side.
The former Espanyol boss will be looking to improve on his side’s third place finish last season, while he also looks to lead the club into a successful Champions League campaign.
In other Tottenham team news, Nabil Bentaleb is close to joining Lazio after they made an approach to sign him.