Lyon coach Remi Garde is disappointed Hugo Lloris won't be in goal for Europa League opponents Tottenham.

Lloris has been in superb form of late, but Andre Villas-Boas revealed today that Brad Friedel will start in goal ahead of the France captain, much to Garde's disappointment.

"I suppose it's kind of a regret (that Lloris is not playing). It is for all of us," Garde said.

"He was very much loved at Lyon. He made a big impression.

"He was a great guy so it would have been nice to have the experience of coming up against him, rather than just seeing him in the corridor."