The media were fuelled once again by Spurs and the decision to leave Hugo Lloris on the bench after the head injury sustained during last week’s 0-0 draw with Everton. The French international felt happy enough to take his usual place in the starting line up but this time he was overruled by the medical staff.
“It’s a test they do, which they value a lot, called an impact test, so I had to stick to what they said,” Villas-Boas claimed.
“Nothing has come to light; he is absolutely fine. The medical department advised us not to use the player. We followed rules.”
Teams now head into the international break and this may seem like a perfect time to give Hugo an extended rest but it seems as if the 26 year old will be in action for France in their World Cup play off with Ukraine this Friday.
“The medical department felt it was probably a bit too soon. I expect he will be able to play for France,” AVB concluded.
We’ll never know if Hugo Lloris would have kept Spurs at 0-0 during the defensive chaos that marked yesterday’s first fifteen minutes but we can only hope he’s back between the posts for our next game with Manchester City.