Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris doubtful for Manchester City clashGetty Images/IAN KINGTON

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is sweating over the fitness of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ahead of Spurs' crucial clash against Manchester City on Saturday.

The French international has been in the best form since his move to north London and the manager will hope to have him between the sticks when they take on the reigning Premier League champions at the Etihad.

Spurs have had a dismal run of form against the Cityzens in recent seasons and last season, they conceded 11 goals in their two fixtures against the eventual champions.

Lloris suffered a thigh strain while on international duty and the Argentine is not sure he will be fit for the clash, but will know more following a test on Friday.

Even though the goalkeeper plays a lot of games and is important, the manager believes all players need to be fit in order for the team to win.

"Maybe, maybe, maybe, Hugo arrived on Wednesday and but we need to analyse and to test him. We have another day to decide," Pochettino said, as quoted by the Express.

"All players are important, and Hugo, yes, is our keeper that we use more than another. But all players, we need all players to be fit. We need to wait to analyse and then decide," the Spurs boss added.

If Lloris fails to clear the tests on Friday, Michel Vorm could be set to make his first appearance for Tottenham in the Premier League following his summer move from Swansea City.

Meanwhile, Pochettino has backed midfielder Christian Eriksen, who came under heavy criticism from his national team manager Morten Olsen following Denmark's last gasp loss to Portugal in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

"It's not my problem. It's his problem. Not my problem. I am very happy with his performance and with his commitment," the former Saints boss said.

"I have never analysed what international managers have said about my players. I can only say that we are happy with Christian. He is a very good professional and his commitment with the team and with the club is good," Pochettino added.