Spurs Team News: Alli To Be Assessed + Midfielder To Return Against Arsenal
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Dele Alli is a doubt to face West Ham but another one of his midfielders could be back to face Arsenal on Saturday
Tottenham Hotspur will look to keep the pressure on at the top of the table when they take on West Ham at Upton Park on Wednesday night.
Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given reporters a team news and injury update.
The Argentinean confirmed that Dele Alli will be assessed tomorrow to see if he’ll be fit to face the Hammers after aggravating a minor ankle injury during the win over Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
Alli picked up the knock after kicking the ground during the warm-up at White Hart Lane and although he went on to complete the full ninety minutes, he was seen limping towards the end of the game and will now be checked ahead of the West Ham match.
Pochettino also revealed that young midfielder Tom Carroll is back in contention after recovering from an injury that he picked up against Fiorentina in the Europa League last week.
However, Mousa Dembele will miss the trip to Upton Park tomorrow as he continues to nurse a groin injury but the Belgian international could be available for Saturday’s huge North London derby against Arsenal.
Pochettino is quoted by London24 as saying:
“Dele Alli had a problem before the Swansea game. We need to assess him tomorrow morning because it’s a long day until the game against West Ham, and then we’ll decide if he’s available.
“Mousa is nearly back, maybe for the next game [against Arsenal]. He’s still out, Dembele, and you know Clinton Njie and Jan Vertonghen are still out.
“It’s good news that Tom Carroll can be on the list after he got injured against Fiorentina in the Europa League.”
Tottenham head in to the mid-week action sitting second in the Premier League table and two points adrift of leaders Leicester City so they’ll be looking to take advantage of any slip ups from the Foxes with a positive result against West Ham tomorrow.
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