Tottenham Team News: Poch Confirms Double Boost But 8 Players Missing For PSV Clash

By on November 5, 2018

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Tottenham Hotspur desperately need a win when they welcome PSV Eindhoven to Wembley for their crucial Champions League group stage clash on Tuesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game including the latest on Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama.

Dembele was forced off in the seventh minute during Tottenham’s 3-2 victory over Wolves on Saturday night after picking up an ankle injury. Pochettino has confirmed the midfielder hasn’t broken any bones but says they’ll need to wait for scan results to come back before they’ll know the full extent of the injury.

Wanyama didn’t feature at Molineux at the weekend after suffering a knee injury during Tottenham’s Carabao Cup win at West Ham last week. Thankfully, Pochettino has confirmed the injury is nothing serious and the Kenyan international could be back in contention to face Crystal Palace at the weekend.

There was also a positive update on Alli as the midfielder has been declared fit for selection tomorrow. Alli wasn’t involved against Wolves on Saturday night having only recently recovered from a long-term hamstring injury but the England ace is back in contention to start against PSV.

Pochettino told reporters:

However, Spurs will be without number one goalkeeper Hugo Lloris due to suspension following his sending off in the reverse fixture while George-Kevin Nkoudou and Juan Foyth are ineligible in the Champions League.

Jan Vertonghen is also still out with a long-term hamstring injury that’s expected to keep him on the sidelines until December, Danny Rose is out with an on-going groin injury while Eric Dier is still nursing a thigh problem so Pochettino will be without 8 players tomorrow night.

Tottenham head in to the game sitting third in Group C – level on 1 point with PSV and five points behind second-placed Inter Milan – so the north Londoners know they simply have to win tomorrow to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition.


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