Tottenham Team News: Pochettino Confirms Injury Boost Ahead Of West Ham Clash

By on October 24, 2017

Tottenham will be looking to book their place in the quarter finals of the League Cup when they take on West Ham at Wembley 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 provided a team news update.

The Spurs boss was pleased to confirm a major boost with the news that Mousa Dembele is already back in full training after making a swift return from a hip injury.

Dembele missed Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Liverpool after picking up a hip problem during training shortly before the Champions League draw at Real Madrid last week.

However, it looks as though the injury isn’t as bad as first feared as the Belgian international is back in training – although it remains to be seen whether Pochettino will risk him against the Hammers tomorrow.

Dembele’s return will come as a big boost as Pochettino also revealed that Victor Wanyama is still no closer to making his long-awaited return from a knee ligament injury.

The Kenyan international sustained the injury during the opening weeks of the new season and was sent to see a specialist last week after failing to make the expected progress during his rehabilitation.

Pochettino is expected to rotate his starting eleven against West Ham tomorrow night as he’ll want to protect his key men ahead of Sunday’s crucial Premier League trip to Manchester United.

Danny Rose could make his first start since recovering from a knee injury that he picked up in January while Fernando Llorente, Ben Davis and Moussa Sissoko are also expected to get recalls.

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One Comment

  1. Mad Dog Mulcahy

    October 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    to be honest with Sanchez’s arrival we haven’t really missed Wanyama – Sanchez is a real rock in defence and I think that there’s no need to play Wanyama and Sanchez together hence leaving room for someone more creative in midfields like Winksy. That said though would like Wanyama speedy recovery so he can at least lift the champions league trophy we are destined to win this season.

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