Tottenham Team News: Pochettino Confirms Injury Doubts + Major Defender Boost
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he has several injury doubts ahead of this weekends clash with Hull but defender Kyle Walker is back in full training.
Tottenham Hotspur get back to Premier League action this weekend when they take on Hull City at the KC Stadium.
Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference and gave reporters a team news and injury update.
The Spurs boss was pleased to reveal some excellent news regarding the fitness of Kyle Walker with the defender now back in full training following over six months on the sidelines with a troublesome pelvic injury.
Walker won’t be in contention for this weekend’s trip to the KC as he’s still got to work on his match fitness after such a long time out but Pochettino is hopeful we could see the 24-year-old back in first team action at some point in December.
“He’s [Walker] close, he started to train with the group this week. He’s getting better, he’s ok but after his long injury we need time to recover his feeling and his form and for him to be fit and have the facility to play. He’s close, maybe [he can come back] in the next few weeks.” Pochettino is quoted as saying by the Tottenham Journal
It would be a major boost for Spurs to have Walker back as neither Kyle Naughton or Eric Dier have managed to make the right-back berth their own during his prolonged absence.
Tottenham head into the Hull game with several other injury doubts but Pochettino refused to give away any names at his press conference, only confirming that he would hand late fitness checks to a number of players after their last training session on Saturday. He continued:
“We have some doubts. We need to analyse it tomorrow when we have our last training session, but after the international break we have some problems. We need tomorrow to decide the squad that will travel to Hull.”
“It’s difficult to give their names because we need to analyse it tomorrow. Some players can maybe be in a position to play or to travel, but other players maybe not.”
Although Pochettino is clearly keeping his cards close to his chest, the likes of Andros Townsend (ankle), Danny Rose (chest), Aaron Lennon (hamstring) and Nabil Bentaleb (ankle) are among those likely to face late fitness tests tomorrow.
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