Mauricio Pochettino has a warning for Hugo Lloris regarding Asmir Begovic

But the Argentine can rest easy as the Bosnian international is out of today's fixture.

Mauricio Pochettino has warned his goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to be careful today, regarding Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic's goal-kicks.

Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Britannia Stadium this afternoon, one of the most infamously windy grounds in English football.

And Lloris has been told, as reported by the Express:

“I will tell Hugo to always be careful. When Begovic shoots, it is not a joke. You need to be clever and smart."

Of course Pochettino has seen this first hand. Begovic's massive clearance against his Southampton side in November 2013 bounced beyond Polish stopper Artur Boruc - leaving fans and players alike dumbfounded.

Considering the fact Lloris is a keeper who likes to base himself well outside his area when his team are on the attack, it is a fair warning.

So here is some good news for Pochettino, the Bosnian international will not be playing today. Stoke City boss Mark Hughes confirmed yesterday that he will not play against Spurs, when speaking to the Stoke Sentinel.

The number one stopper will not be in the squad for a second week in a row after a small procedure on a knee problem. He was dropped last week for Jack Butland, who will be starting in goal in his absence.

So Pochettino will have to worry about Butland instead.

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