Report: Lloris was so ill vs Chelsea he went straight back to bed after

Sam Preston December 4, 2020
Report: Lloris was so ill vs Chelsea he went straight back to bed after
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A report by ESPN has lifted the lid on a tricky few days for Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.

They report that the Frenchman was ill in the days leading up to the trip to Chelsea on Sunday – although not with Covid.

The report claims he was so ill he was in bed recovering even on the day of the game.

And then afterwards, he went straight back to bed to try and recover ahead of Sunday’s north London derby.

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Lloris apparently had just enough energy to play the game, in which he kept a clean sheet.

That included a late save from international teammate Olivier Giroud, when he tried a lob when through on goal.

Lloris did not play in last night’s 3-3 Europa League draw with LASK, with Joe Hart getting the nod.

The Englishman didn’t have his best night – he was slow to get down to the opening goal, and the hosts’ second bounced off his forearm and in at the near post.

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That means Spurs will hope even moreso that Lloris is fit and well enough to lead the side out against Arsenal.

He obviously dug deep to be on the pitch against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho will likely expect him to do similar on Sunday.

Mourinho singled him out for praise on Instagram after Sunday’s game, perhaps mindful of what he’d done to be fit.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.