Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is demanding talks with Andre Villas-Boas after being left out of the squad which beat Carlisle in the Capital One Cup.

The £10million signing has grown increasingly frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities, despite only having arrived at White Hart Lane last month.

Spurs boss Villas-Boas has made it clear that there is no reason to drop current number one Brad Friedel and that the France captain must bide his time.

Hugo Lloris
Lloris has been forced to sit on the bench for much of his time at Spurs [Reuters] Reuters

However, after being told that he was not needed for the trip to Carlisle, with Huerelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini instead selected in the squad, Lloris wants to find out why he is being overlooked.

According to a report in The Metro, Lloris was unhappy with being overlooked for the Capital One Cup third round tie against Carlisle and now wants to hold talks with Villas-Boas about his role at the club.

It is one of the first times in the last six years that Lloris has found himself out of favour at a club, having been the number one at Lyon for four seasons, whilst enjoying the same role at Nice for two seasons when he was first starting his career.

Tottenham coach Steffen Freund was quizzed about the absence of Lloris, but the former midfielder refused to focus on a player who was not involved in the game.

"'It is not the right moment to talk about individual players because we had a fantastic performance as a team today," Freund is quoted in The Metro.

"Let's see tomorrow who is available for the game with Manchester United."

Lloris would have believed that he would have been handed the number one shirt when he arrived at north London with Friedel turning 41-years-old and seemingly coming towards the end of his career.

The veteran American has proved a difficult man to dislodge, though Lloris did feature for Tottenham in their Europa League draw with Lazio.