Fresh double fitness blow for Tottenham as 5 players could miss Watford clash
Tottenham have been dealt a fresh double fitness blow with Hueng-min Son and Christian Eriksen doubtful for Saturday’s clash with Watford
Tottenham have been dealt a fresh double fitness blow with Hueng-min Son and Christian Eriksen doubtful for Saturday’s clash with Watford, according to the Evening Standard.
Premier League football returns this weekend following the international break but Son is only due back in north London on Thursday afternoon following his participation is South Korea’s feisty draw with North Korea in Pyongyang.
It means the attacker will have just one day to prepare for Saturday’s visit of Watford to the New Tottenham Stadium and the Evening Standard is one of several media outlets suggesting that Son is unlikely to start this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of options in attack as Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli are all fit and pushing for recalls so it looks like the Spurs boss is unlikely to risk Son against Watford.
Tottenham also confirmed today that Christian Eriksen is a doubt this weekend after suffering a dead leg while away with Denmark this week so the attacking midfielder will need to be assessed on Friday before his availability is determined.
Hugo Lloris is certain to miss out on Saturday after dislocating his elbow against Brighton before the international break and the French goalkeeper isn’t expected to return until the early part of 2020.
Giovani Lo Celso has returned to full training after recovering from a hip injury that’s hampered him for the past six weeks while Ryan Sessegnon is also back in full training after overcoming a hamstring injury that he was carrying when he arrived from Fulham in the summer.
However, Pochettino told reporters at his pre-match press conference this afternoon that the duo are still ‘a long way off’ being at the required fitness level so neither player will be involved against Watford on Saturday afternoon.
If Son and Eriksen are ruled out, it means Tottenham will be without five first team players this weekend as Pochettino looks to get their season back on track following a string of disappointing results.
In recent weeks, the north Londoners crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Colchester, were humiliated 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League before losing at Brighton in the league so Pochettino is under pressure to get back to winning ways against the Hornets.
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