Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino plays down Hugo Lloris injury fears after goalkeeper misses Man City defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Following defeat to City on Saturday, Pochettino said: ‘I am happy; disappointed with the result but so happy with the performance.‘Our next three games will be decisive in achieving all we want this season.’MORE: Nicolas Pepe’s agent confirms transfer talks amid Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool interestMORE: Pep Guardiola gives worrying prognosis after Kevin De Bruyne’s latest injury Phil HaighSaturday 20 Apr 2019 3:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Phil Foden scored the only goal of the game as City beat Spurs (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)‘He has suffered a small muscle problem,’ said Pochettino. ‘Hopefully it’s not a big issue and he can be ready for Tuesday.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It would be a risk for him to play today and that’s why we decided to leave him in London.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpurs are now up against it in their fight for a top four spot, with just four league matches left to play.Pochettino’s side still have their fate in their own hands, but are under pressure from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.Spurs have reasonably favourable fixtures remaining, against Brighton, West Ham, Bournemouth and Everton, but also have the prospect of two legs against Ajax in the Champions League semi-final.center_img Hugo Lloris sat out the defeat at the Etihad (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Hugo Lloris should be back in goal for Tottenham’s next game after missing the defeat to Manchester City through injury on Saturday afternoon.The Spurs number one could only watch on television as he was replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga and his side succumbed to a 1-0 loss.Tottenham remain third in the Premier League but they are in danger of slipping out of the top four and could see both Arsenal and Chelsea overtake them by Monday night.However, manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he will have his captain and first choice keeper back in line for selection when his side next play on Tuesday night against Brighton.ADVERTISEMENT Tottenham remaining fixtures 23 Apr vs Brighton (h) – Premier League27 Apr vs West Ham (h) – Premier League30 Apr vs Ajax (h) – Champions League04 May vs Bournemouth (a) – Premier League08 May vs Ajax (a) – Champions League12 May vs Everton (h) – Premier League Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino plays down Hugo Lloris injury fears after goalkeeper misses Man City defeatlast_img

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