Pochettino confirms Hugo Lloris will play against West Ham

Hugo Lloris

The French goalkeeper will feature for Tottenham on Sunday despite being impacted by terrorism in Paris.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Hugo Lloris will play against West Ham this weekend, despite being impacted by the atrocities in Paris on Friday night, FourFourTwo report.

The Spurs stopper was in goal for Les Bleus while the callous acts of terrorism unfolded in the French capital during the clash against Germany.

A number of French players may well sit out their respective club’s games this weekend, with the acts of terror still fresh in their minds.

Pochettino has confirmed that Lloris has been deeply affected by what happened in Paris, but that the former Lyon custodian will feature in the London derby against West Ham at White Hart Lane tomorrow.

“He wants to play – to pay tribute and show respect," the Argentine coach is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"He is very sad but he is strong enough and I think he is ready to play on Sunday.

"It has been a very tough period for him. As captain of France, it is a big responsibility, but he has a great mind. He is an unbelievable person and character.”

Lloris is widely acknowledged as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and has been a key man for the North London side over recent years since his switch from Lyon.

Spurs are unbeaten in their last 11 games, with the French stopper’s ability in goal a key reason that Pochettino’s side are in the hunt for a top four finish and Champions League qualification this term.

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