Spurs Team News: Poch Confirms Injury Boost But Duo Ruled Out Of Man Utd Clash

By on December 9, 2016

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Tottenham will be looking to close in on the top four of the Premier League table when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s offered a team news and injury update.

The Spurs boss confirmed that Erik Lamela remains unavailable as he continues to nurse a hip injury that’s already kept him out for Tottenham’s last eight matches in all competitions.

The attacker is struggling to overcome the niggling problem but he also flew back to Argentina earlier this week due to personal reasons so he’s certain to miss Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford.

In a double blow, Pochettino also revealed that Vincent Janssen remains unavailable for selection due to an ankle injury and it may take up to another two weeks before the Dutch international is able to return.

The Spurs boss is quoted as saying by the Ham & High newspaper:

“He (Janssen) got an injection in his ankle. He’s in a process to recover from his injury. We’ll see. In one week, 10 days, maybe in two weeks he can be available again.”

There was some positive news to come out of Pochettino’s team news update as the Argentinean coach confirmed that Ben Davies is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks.

Toby Alderweireld is also back in the frame to return to action in the Premier League after making a successful comeback from a knee injury during Tottenham’s 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Spurs head to Old Trafford sitting fifth in the table – six points above Man Utd – but they can move level on points with fourth-placed Manchester City with a win this weekend.

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