Hugo Lloris says there is a chance he will recover from a thigh injury in time to face Liverpool on Saturday but admits he hasn’t been set a return date.
The Tottenham goalkeeper missed last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Watford with a thigh problem and was subsequently ruled out of France’s games during the international break.
He was present for his country’s World Cup celebrations during the week but has played no football – and that could continue into next week.
That’s according to Lloris himself, who told RMC Sport (via ESPN): “Do I have a return date? Not yet. We’re working hard to come back strong and as quickly as possible. There’s perhaps a chance for this weekend, but we’ll see depending on how things go this week.”
Michel Vorm started in the defeat to Watford and is likely to retain his place in the line-up if Lloris isn’t ready to return.
The France captain was also spoke about how happy he is at Spurs playing under Mauricio Pochettino.
“I’m focused on what I do daily with Tottenham,” Lloris said. “The most important thing for me is to enjoy myself every day, whether that be at training [or learning from] my coach.
“I have a very special relationship with Mauricio Pochettino. You try to contribute to the club’s success and to improve every year. I’m very happy where I am.”
Meanwhile during the international break, Danny Rose was named man of the match as England beat Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday.
And Heung-Min Son, fresh from winning gold at the Asian Games, produced an unbelievable piece of skill against Chile – watch it here.