Team news: Tottenham handed double injury boost but 6 players to miss Ajax clash
Tottenham have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Ajax on Tuesday night but 6 players miss out.
Tottenham have been handed a double injury boost as Jan Vertonghen and Moussa Sissoko took part in full training ahead of their Champions League clash with Ajax on Tuesday night.
Vertonghen was forced to miss Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to West Ham due to a thigh problem but the Belgian international could be back in contention tomorrow after returning to training with the rest of the squad this afternoon.
Sissoko has been on the sidelines for Tottenham since suffering a groin injury during the Champions League quarter-final second leg thriller against Manchester City almost two weeks ago.
However, in a double boost, the French midfielder was also able to resume full training on Monday and could now be available for Tottenham’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Ajax tomorrow evening.
Spurs have confirmed on TottenhamHotspur.com that Vertonghen and Sissoko will both be assessed to determine their availability but no doubt Mauricio Pochettino will give them every opportunity to prove their fitness.
However, it wasn’t all good news for Tottenham as the club revealed on Twitter this evening that Harry Winks has undergone surgery on a groin injury while Harry Kane will also miss the huge showdown with Ajax tomorrow with an on-going ankle injury.
Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela are also still on the sidelines with hamstring complaints while Hueng-min Son will miss the first leg on Tuesday due to a one-game European suspension after collecting two yellow cards.
With Vincent Janssen ineligible to play in the Champions League, Spurs have limited experienced options in attack and it means Pochettino will be without at least six players for the Champions League semi-final first leg.
Fernando Llorente could be brought in to lead the line up front in the absence of Kane, Son and Janssen or Pochettino may decide to deploy Lucas Moura in a central role against the Dutch giants.
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