Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has delivered mixed team news ahead of his side’s trip to Stoke City on Saturday.
The main positive from his latest Tottenham injury update is that no.1 goalkeeper and club captain Hugo Lloris is fit to return after limping out of the 1-1 draw at Everton on the opening day of the season.
Lloris was struck down by a hamstring strain and missed two and a half games, but he is now ready to come back in for Michel Vorm, who deputised well in the Frenchman’s absence.
Pochettino told The Mirror: “Hugo is good. He is training well and he is available for [this weekend].”
The news on Danny Rose is less positive. Pochettino revealed that a hamstring problem picked up on international duty will see the left-back miss the trip to Stoke and next Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Monaco at Wembley.
“We’re very disappointed that he got injury in the national team,” Pochettino was quoted as saying by Mirror Sport.
“But we hope it’s not a big problem and that he recovers as soon as possible. He is out for Stoke and for Monaco.”
In non injury-related team news, Pochettino refused to be drawn on whether he was set to hand a debut to new signing Moussa Sissoko.
However, the boss admitted that Sissoko was available.