Confirmed: Massive injury blow for Tottenham ahead of final day fixture
By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham have confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a doubt to play in the final Premier League game of the season against Hull City on Sunday afternoon.
The North London club confirmed the 30-year-old’s potential absence on their official twitter account and it also stated that fullback Kyle Walker will be assessed before the match.
The good news is that Kieran Trippier has returned from a concussion and he could feature at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 19, 2017
This will be a massive blow for the French goalkeeper as he had the chance to achieve 16 Premier League clean sheets, a number only matched by Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who is now likely to win the Golden Glove.
Lloris has only missed four Premier League matches this season and he was also brought off on the opening day of the season against Everton at Goodison Park after picking up a knock.
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When their captain has been absent in the league, Tottenham’s results have been mixed as they’ve beaten Crystal Palace and Swansea City but they did drop points in draws against Liverpool and Sunderland.
With Michel Vorm still out of action due to injury, Mauricio Pochettino has no other choice than to select on loan Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez who could make his first ever appearance for the first team.
In other Tottenham news, Ian Wright has heaped praise on this Spurs ace.