Lloris targets January return as Spurs No1 recovers from horror elbow injury

first_imgTOTTENHAM No1 Hugo Lloris is targeting a return to football as early as January after his horror elbow injury.The Spurs goalkeeper, 32, dislocated his elbow after a huge blunder gifted Brighton a goal in October’s heavy defeat.2 Hugo Lloris is targeting a return to football from injury in JanuaryCredit: PA:Empics Sport2 Lloris is away with France on international duty despite his injuryCredit: AFPHaving undergone surgery, there were doubts over whether Lloris would even be fit again this season – but he could now be back by early 2020.This week, Lloris spent time with his France team-mates, even though he is out of action, for games with Moldova and Albania.While away, he revealed: Everything’s well. There can always be hazards, but my goal is to be ready for January.”Whether it’s the beginning, the middle or the end, I don’t know.”In any case, I’ll take time to make sure I’m well healed and that I can come back in top form.“I’m also using the time to regenerate myself. I’ve never been away from the pitch for so long, so it’s something new, but I’m treating it positively.”I’m using this period to spend time with my family and my children.“I’m in good hands and we’re moving forward calmly. Everything’s been done as it should have been.”Now, we have to focus on rehabilitation, strengthening, gradually gaining mobility and confidence.”France have now officially qualified for Euro 2020 after battling from behind to beat minnows Moldova 2-1 at home.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearHaving gone a goal down in the opening ten minutes, Raphael Varane levelled before half-time, with Olivier Giroud converting a 79th-minute penalty to grab the win.When asked why he was away with France despite his injury, Lloris replied: “It’s always a pleasure to meet up with your mates.”Then of course there was the victory, even if it was difficult to achieve.”last_img read more

All over? Liverpool and Arsenal set to miss out on teen sensation

first_imgNorwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard has rejected interest from Liverpool and Arsenal to seal his move to Real Madrid, according to Norwegian newspaper Drammens Tidende.The 16-year-old is the most coveted young player in Europe, with a large number of big clubs keen to secure his services.And now Drammens Tidende, which is based in the same city as Odegaard’s current club Stromsgodset, claims the youngster has finally opted for Real Madrid. Odegaard is expected to sign a contract at the Bernabeu as soon as Real Madrid and Stromsgodset have agreed upon a fee, and the two clubs have begun negotiations.Odegaard considered a number of offers and narrowed his options down to four clubs – Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and his favourite club Liverpool.After much deliberation, he has chosen Real Madrid and despite his tender years it is believed he will be incorporated into Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team squad in the summer, although he will work with the club’s Castilla [B team] side until then.The midfielder, who has trained with a number of Europe’s giants in recent weeks including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, made his senior international debut aged just 15 and 253 days back in August 2014. 1 Martin Odegaard last_img read more