Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli returned to training this week but is a major doubt to start against Brighton on Saturday.

The England midfielder sustained a hamstring injury during the international break and missed the club's 2-1 loss to top-of-the-table Liverpool last weekend. While the hope was that Alli would be able to return fully fit to face Brighton, Alli looks to be resigned to a bench role at the very most, according to Mauricio Pochettino. "We still we need to wait until tomorrow [Friday] to assess whether he will be part of the squad. Today was a recovery day for everyone, it's difficult to assess him to see if he is ready or not to play. [On Friday] we will see if it is possible for him to help the team or if we need to wait a few days more to involve him in the competition."
Source: Goal.com
Sep 20 - 3:09 PM

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that midfielder Dele Alli will not be available for Tuesday.

The star midfielder suffered a hamstring injury prior to the international break and missed the weekend loss to Liverpool, along with Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko, due to injury. Curiously enough, Pochettino also chose to leave Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld behind in London ahead of the Champions League match against Inter Milan on Tuesday. "With a calf injury, Hugo Lloris is still out; Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko are still injured and they are in London. For a technical decision, Kieran Tripper and Toby Alderweireld are there too...You cannot bring 25 players and can only play 11 and seven on the bench. That is the reason."
Source: Football 365
Sep 18 - 12:19 AM

In an early season marquee matchup, Tottenham were the weaker opponent as a goal by Erik Lamela was too, too late in a 1-2 loss to Liverpool.

The absence of Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli did not help their chances, but Spurs were generally poor for much of this match. Michel Vorm was quite busy, looking shaky in some moments, including spilling a ball that led to what would be the match winner, but also making a few key saves to keep the match within reach. They dodged an early disaster and were even with the Reds for a stretch but things fell apart in the second half. Erik Lamela came on as a substitute and scored a nice goal assisted by Christian Eriksen but little time was left to fight for a draw. Spurs lose consecutive matches for the first time since their collapse at the end of the Leicester title-winning season.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 15 - 9:37 AM

The hamstring strain that required Dele Alli to withdraw from international duty over the break is going to cause the midfielder to miss out Tottenham's big clash with Liverpool on Saturday.

Two massive blows for Spurs heading into the weekend, as Hugo Lloris will miss out as well. While the injury report stated Lloris would be out for multiple weeks, there was no such determination made about Alli, making one feel optimistic he will be in contention for Week 6. After blanking in his previous two and facing a tough opponent in Liverpool, one would expect a ton of Alli owners offloading him in the FPL game ahead of the coming deadline. Heung-min Son is back in the mix, so it will be interesting to see if the South Korean makes his way straight back into the XI this weekend to offset the loss of Alli.
Sep 13 - 8:07 AM

Hugo Lloris is "expected to be out several weeks" due to a thigh problem according to Tottenham's official Twitter.

This situation has escalated quickly and, with the recent off-the-pitch issue for the club captain, one cannot help but speculate if this thigh ailment, which was labeled as "minor" initially, is providing cover for what is really disciplinary action in disguise. But the club has stated the keeper is set to undergo a scan to gain further knowledge of the extent of injury. Taking into account that he has missed Week 4 already, he stands to miss a least a month in total, which is certainly nothing minor. FPL owners will have reason to offload him now and Michel Vorm, who looks to have an extended run as a starter, could offer some help as a GK2 in draft leagues.
Sep 13 - 7:59 AM

Hugo Lloris is hoping to return this weekend although the Tottenham goalkeeper was reluctant to give any guarantees about his availability for the early kick-off on Saturday.

The Spurs captain missed the 2-1 defeat at Watford after aggravating a thigh problem at Old Trafford six days earlier. But despite Mauricio Pochettino’s early optimism, Lloris wouldn’t be drawn on whether he would be ready to face Liverpool. "Do I have a return date? Not yet," he told French outlet RMC Sport. "We're working hard to come back strong and as quickly as possible. There's perhaps a chance for this weekend, but we'll see depending on how things go this week." If he does miss out, then Michel Vorm will continue to deputise with Paolo Gazzaniga providing back-up on the bench. Elsewhere, Dele Alli, who was withdrawn from the England squad on Monday, should be okay while Moussa Sissoko is working hard to overcome a niggling hamstring problem. Erik Lamela [hamstring] and Heung-Min Son [Asian Games] come back into contention.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Sep 12 - 12:07 PM

Harry Kane will not feature in England's game against Switzerland at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

"I thought this is a good opportunity to do it," England manager Gareth Southgate said. Kane's performances have notably dropped off in the last six months, in spite of the striker mounting a good challenge to Mo Salah for the Golden Boot in the PL and the Spurs frontman also finishing as the top scorer at the World Cup in Russia. Many suspect that having has started 61 matches in all competitions since the start of last season, Kane just needs a rest. Dele Alli has pulled out of the squad with a muscular injury. Southgate is expected to rotate heavily for the clash, with new call-ups from the U-21s Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell potentially in-line to get their first caps on their club's home turf.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 11 - 11:29 AM

Gareth Southgate expects Dele Alli to be fit for Tottenham this weekend despite his withdrawal from the Three Lions squad.

The Football Association confirmed on Monday morning that Alli had picked up a "minor muscle strain" in the Nations League defeat by Spain meaning he would miss the friendly with Switzerland. He left St George’s Park, and instead of joining his international team-mates, who will play at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, Alli will return to his club for treatment. Speaking in the pre-match press conference, Southgate revealed. "I think he should be fine for his club this weekend." Tottenham take on Liverpool in the early kick-off on Saturday and will be hoping to bounce back following their late loss to London-rivals Watford last time out. If Alli does miss out, then Mauricio Pochettino will be able to call upon the services of Erik Lamela [hamstring] who has returned to full training while Heung-Min Son comes back into contention following his involvement at the Asian Games.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 10 - 11:44 AM

Tottenham had the wind taken out of their sails by an inspired Watford side, as Spurs blew a second half lead to go on to lose, 2-1.

After making an early statement for a title push, Mauricio Pochettino and his players will have to be asking some questions after today's result. Despite looking the stronger side in the first half, both teams played solid defense and chances were few. Dele Alli had a header sail over the bar for the best of those chances. Lucas Moura once again provided the most spark and it came to fruition early in the second half when he whipped in a cross that was turned in by Watford for an own goal. The Hornets brought their twelfth man today though, as the crowd seemingly willed a comeback that saw Spurs concede twice in a thirteen minute span. Harry Kane was pretty much shut down today but he nearly headed home a Kieran Trippier ball to equalize but it was not to be. Three huge points dropped.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 2 - 1:15 PM

Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of Tottenham's Week 4 matchup against Watford, meaning Michel Vorm is in line for a spot start.

It is unclear when Lloris injured his thigh, whether it developed from action in the win over Manchester United or was picked up during training this week but Mauricio Pochettino has stated it is "not a big issue". What has been a big issue for the club captain in recent days is his charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol, which occurred on the eve of the match against the Red Devils. He should be expected back in the XI following the upcoming international break. Michel Vorm has been the deputy at Spurs for a few years now and will once again get the call against the Hornets as two sides off to perfect starts go head to head on Sunday.
Sep 1 - 12:31 AM

Tottenham winger Lucas Moura scored two goals in a dominant 3-0 win for Spurs over Manchester United on Monday night.

Despite a scoreless deadlock in the first half at Old Trafford, Spurs became the first side to put three goals past Manchester United at home under Jose Mourinho based on a scintillating second half effort. Harry Kane kicked off the scoring with his headed effort off a corner from Kieran Trippier in the 50th minute. Within just two minutes, Spurs had doubled their lead when Christian Eriksen found Lucas Moura open in the box for his first goal of the night. The Brazilian caught United’s defense asleep once again in the 84th when he juked past Chris Smalling and smoothly finished past David De Gea, not a bad night for a winger who only came on as an injury replacement following Erik Lamela’s injury in the warmup.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 27 - 4:57 PM

The goal did not make a difference in the result for Tottenham, but Harry Kane and his teammates were euphoric as the talisman finally broke his August duck as Spurs rolled over Fulham, 3-1.

In what was the quasi-home opener for Spurs, Kieran Trippier was given a starting berth and would eventually go on to score the match-winner. Spurs dominated possession in the first half, but became a bit frustrated that chances weren't getting finished. They broke through just before the half, as Lucas Moura scored his first PL goal, curling one into the corner from inside the area. Fulham would level shortly after the break but Spurs scored twice in quick succession to put the game away. First, it was Trippier opening his account via a Dele Alli assist, then Kane got the monkey off of his back with a ball supplied by Erik Lamela. A tougher test in Manchester United is on tap next.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 18 - 1:40 PM

Tottenham Hotspur took all three-points at St James’ Park, but the win may have come at a cost after Lucas Moura and Eric Dier were forced off.

The Spurs squad is already a little stretched - Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose both missed out on Saturday due to a lack of match fitness - while the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen featured against Newcastle after just 4 days training. The club have also confirmed that Heung-Min Son could be absent for up-to a month due to his participation in the upcoming Asian Games. With so many doubts heading into week two, Mauricio Pochettino can ill-afford to add further numbers to the treatment room. Fortunately, it looks like the withdrawal of Moura, who was seen icing his thigh, was more of a precaution and Dier, who was substituted late on, was due to fatigue. "No, no they are ok. I hope that Monday they will start to train with the team. Eric was so tired. He felt in the end cramp, but Lucas nothing," the Tottenham boss confirmed.
Aug 13 - 4:40 AM

Both Eric Dier and Lucas Moura left Tottenham's win over Newcastle United early with knocks, but Mauricio Pochettino expects both will be back in training for the coming week.

Pochettino chalked up Dier's situation as a result of a fatigue, pulling the midfielder after he began to experience minor cramping. Lucas was spotted icing his leg down after his exit, but the manager said after the match that it was "nothing". Moussa Sissoko was given a start against the Magpies, with Mousa Dembele beginning the season on the bench, but Dembele will push to join Dier in the middle of the park for next weekend's match against Fulham.
Source: Sports Mole
Aug 13 - 12:34 AM

Heung-min Son is off to join his South Korean teammates as they get set to participate in the Asian Games tournament taking place in Indonesia.

As if there isn't enough pressure to perform for one's national team, Son's situation has even more on the line than the average footballer. South Korea require military service for their male citizens that must be served by the age of 27. Son has avoided this due to his football career up until now but he is about to hit that age. However, there is a way out of service for him. If he helps lead the country to a tournament win, he will be exempt from service. In the meantime, his absence should give Lucas Moura a few more weeks in a starting role.
Source: Goal
Aug 13 - 12:24 AM


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