Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not recover from a thigh injury in time to play for France against Germany in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday night.
Lloris picked up the injury during a training session with Spurs and was subsequently ruled out of Sunday’s defeat at Watford.
Last week, Mauricio Pochettino suggested the France captain will be back for Tottenham’s clash with Liverpool at Wembley on September 15th.
But Spurs and France have now confirmed Lloris will miss out on playing for his country during the international break.
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 3, 2018
🇫🇷 Hugo Lloris has been withdrawn from France’s squad for their upcoming games against Germany and the Netherlands due to a thigh injury. https://t.co/Fwk9fRCalw
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 3, 2018
France are set to take on Germany on Thursday in UEFA’s new Nations League tournament, but Lloris will play no part.
Despite a howler in the final, the 31-year-old was in fine form at the World Cup, skippering Les Bleus to the famous golden trophy.
He has started the season well with Tottenham, too, keeping a clean sheet in his most recent appearance: the 3-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Tottenham fans will be hoping Lloris’ international absence is merely a precaution ahead of the Liverpool game.