Tottenham Team News: Duo Ruled Out Of Dortmund Game But Defender Returns
Tottenham will be without two key players as they look to tighten their grip at the top of Group H when they take on Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Tottenham will look to tighten their grip at the top of Group H when they take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this evening and he’s offered reporters a team news and injury update.
The Spurs boss confirmed that Victor Wanyama remains unavailable for selection as he continues to recover from a serious knee ligament injury that’s hampered him this season.
The Kenyan international hasn’t featured since sustaining the injury way back in August and he’s been forced to miss Tottenham’s last 16 games in all competitions.
Pochettino has previously said that Wanyama has been to visit a specialist as the injury is proving difficult to shift so it doesn’t look like the midfielder will be back any time soon.
Tottenham will also be without Toby Alderweireld for the foreseeable future after the centre-back was ruled out until Christmas time with a hamstring injury.
The Belgian international picked up the problem during the win over Real Madrid at the start of the month and it was initially hoped the defender would only be out for a fortnight.
However, Pochettino revealed last week that the injury was worse than first thought so Alderweireld isn’t expected to be back in contention until around the festive period.
There was some more positive team news to report as Danny Rose is back in contention after travelling to Germany having been left out of the squad against Arsenal at the weekend.
Rose has only recently returned to the first team fold after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out since January so the left-back will be hoping to be involved against Dortmund tomorrow.
Toby Alderweireld [hamstring] and Victor Wanyama [knee] remain unavailable for the UCL tie vs Dortmund but Danny Rose has travelled with the squad. #COYS
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 20, 2017
Spurs head to Germany tomorrow sitting three points clear at the top of Group H and qualified for the knockout stages following their win over Madrid earlier this month.
However, Pochettino’s men will be looking to bounce back after losing the North London Derby to Arsenal at the weekend.
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