Pochettino reveals extent of Lloris injury after Tottenham draw
By Harvey Byrne
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Hugo Lloris sustained a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday.
The star goalkeeper was brought off 35 minutes into the Premier League opener at Goodison Park after pulling up during the match.
The former Southampton boss said after the game that the 29-year-old shot-stopper had suffered a hamstring injury and that he will be assessed on Sunday to discover the full extent of the injury..
“We need to assess Hugo tomorrow. It’s impossible to say but it’s a hamstring injury,” said Pochettino in the aftermath of the match, as quoted by Spurs’ official Twitter page.
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Depending on the severity of the injury the French international could be injured between two days and 10 weeks.
If the injury is more serious, then he will be a massive loss to Spurs, especially on the opening day of their new season.
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.
Goalkeeper Michael Vorm replaced Lloris against Everton and he managed to keep a personal clean sheet.
The 32-year-old could be set for an extended stay in Spurs’ first eleven after playing in just seven fixtures last season in all competitions conceding eight 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, Pochettino has backed Victor Wanyama to make an instant impact at the club.