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Lloris set to return at Everton after Tottenham skipper recovers from knee injury

By Sports Desk March 30, 2023

Hugo Lloris could feature for the first time in almost two months when Tottenham visit Everton on Monday, having recovered from a knee injury to return to full training.

Spurs captain Lloris sustained the injury during a 1-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City on February 5, causing him to miss the team's last nine matches.

Fraser Forster has deputised throughout that spell, which has seen Spurs exit the Champions League and the FA Cup, while they parted company with boss Antonio Conte after a 3-3 draw at Southampton prior to the international break.

While Lloris' return provides a boost for acting head coach Cristian Stellini, full-back Emerson Royal has joined Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ben Davies and Richarlison on the injury list.

"Hugo is training," Stellini told Spurs' website on Thursday. "It's a week where he has trained with the team. 

"We had a training match where we could let Hugo feel the pitch again. We will recover Hugo, but we have problems with other players.

"This is football. We have injured players, but we also believe in all the players. 

"We have a big squad; we also have young players ready, and we trust in them, like we trusted Pape Sarr and Oliver Skipp when they started to play. Young players are involved in our squad and if we need them, they are ready to play."

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