Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is currently sidelined with an injury and Fraser Forster has deputised as the first-choice goalkeeper in his absence.
However manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that Lloris will be reinstated as the usual starter once he returns from his injury.
“Fraser is playing very well. A reliable player. A fantastic signing. He deserves credit. Won’t force the situation because he Fraser deserves credit. We are really happy with Fraser but when Hugo is ready he is our first choice,” Conte said to Football London.
The 36-year-old has not been at his best this season and his error-prone performances have cost Tottenham valuable points. There have been rumours that Tottenham could look to replace the player at the end of the season.
The French international goalkeeper is clearly not the player he used to be and he has regressed significantly over the past year. Spurs must look to bring in a first-choice shot-stopper at the end of the season. They have been linked with the number of players in recent months.
While Lloris could still be an important squad player for Tottenham and the Londoners are likely to benefit from his experience and leadership skills, he is not good enough to start for them regularly in the Premier League and the Champions league.
Tottenham will be hoping to challenge for major trophies in the coming seasons and they will have to upgrade their squad in order for that to happen.
Meanwhile, Forster will be hoping to impress in the absence of Lloris and force Conte to give him more opportunities when the Frenchman returns. The 36-year-old is expected to return after the international break.