The world champion goalkeeper was not established by Unai Emery in the Villans goals. Hugo Lloris is very present on the Tottenham side.
Goalkeeper and captain of the France team Hugo Lloris returns to the English Championship with Tottenham on Sunday against Aston Villa, but will not find Argentinian Emiliano Martinez in the opposing goal, two weeks after the final won by the ‘Albiceleste in Qatar.
Lloris, who was on the bench on Monday when his team moved to Brentford (2-2), regained his place in Antonio Conte’s race.
Martinez, who returned to Birmingham on Thursday and resumes training on Friday after celebrating Argentina’s world title at home, will follow the match from the bench.
He will again be replaced by Robin Olsen, titular and feverish against Liverpool (1-3) during Boxing Day.
Martinez, decisive in added time in extra time and the penalty shootout against France, has since been noticed by a series of provocations and slippages.
His Spanish coach at Aston Villa Unai Emery had not hidden his doubts about the psychological state of his goalkeeper this week: « I’m going to talk to him because I want him to control his emotions. We must have values, we must veil our behavior when we are together and facing players from the opposite team.»
Another player in the 2022 World Cup final (3-3 ap 4 tab to 2), the Argentine defender of Tottenham Cristian Romero was also established.
Tottenham’s eleven : Lloris (cap) – Doherty, Lenglet, Romero, Davies, Perisic – Bissouma, Hojbjerg – Gil, Kane, Son.
The Bear of Aston Villa : Olsen – Worthy, Mings, Konsa, Young – Buendia, Douglas Luiz, Kamara, McGinn (cap) – Watkins, Bailey.