Tottenham reveal why Hugo Lloris missed Leicester clash

Tottenham take on Leicester

Tottenham traveled to 6th placed Leicester City in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.

Spurs’ last PL outing saw them smash Crystal Palace 4-0.

However, since then, Spurs blew a two-goal lead vs Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side started the day in 4th spot. They were on the same points as Leicester, but had a two better goal difference.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at at Etihad Stadium on April 17, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Spurs reveal why Hugo Lloris missed out

An hour before kick-off, Tottenham would reveal their startling XI to take on Leicester.

The team was pretty standard apart from one noticeable omission. Hugo Lloris was completely omitted from the matchday squad.

Lloris has been Tottenham’s main keeper for several years now.

The Frenchman had also played all six of Tottenham’s games this season across all competitions.

Moreover, Lloris would captain the north London outfit on all of those occasions.

So, his absence vs Leicester did seem quite strange.

However, Spurs have since explained, via their official Twitter account, that Hugo Lloris missed Saturday’s game due to his wife giving birth.

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