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Jesus Perez delivers bad news about Spurs' Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris  arrives for the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur at the American Express Community Stadium in...

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper isn't on track to be back in January.

Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal past Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur, who goes down injured during the Premier League match between...

Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Jesus Perez has revealed that Hugo Lloris will be out for longer than expected.

The French goalkeeper has been absent since suffering an elbow injury in Spurs' 3-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on October 5.

It was originally reported that Tottenham would be without their captain until January.

But Perez, speaking to The Guardian, says that it'll 'take a little bit longer'.

 

He said: "They needed to repair some things in his elbow and that’s why it may take a little bit longer.”

That isn't good news for Tottenham, but they do, at least, seem to have an able deputy in the form of Paulo Gazzaniga.

The Argentine goalkeeper had arguably the best performance of his career in the North Londoners' 2-1 defeat by Liverpool last month.

And if he maintains a similar standard over the coming months then it won't matter when Lloris is back because Mauricio Pochettino simply can't bench Gazzaniga, if he keeps this up.

Gazzaniga, who joined from Southampton in 2017, has barely had a look-in at Tottenham since joining, but this might be his time to shine.

Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris  arrives for the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur at the American Express Community Stadium in...

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