Mauricio Pochettino has offered his full backing for second choice goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who is set to replace Hugo Lloris for Tottenham’s visit to Burnley on Sunday, the Express reports.
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Vorm will make his first Premier League start for Spurs after featuring solely in the Europa League and cup competitions since joining from Swansea City at the start of the season, but now has a chance to stake his claim for the number one spot with Lloris out with a knee injury that he sustained against Leicester City before the international break.
It was in that game where the Dutch keeper made his League debut as a fourth minute substitute at White Hart Lane, in what was his first appearance since making a mistake against the Foxes in the FA Cup fourth round defeat back in January, which ultimately cost him his place in the Capital One cup final after starting in all the previous rounds.
But Pochettino says the situation has been resolved and has full faith in the 31-year-old ahead of the game at Turf Moor:
“Michel took it very well. I have no worries about him, he is a good professional and he will be fine.” he told the Express.
“I was sorry for him but also for the players who were on the bench or out of the squad because always it is difficult when you play a final and you have to choose the starting XI,” he added.