Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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The Football Association have confirmed Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Tripper has been withdrawn from the upcoming international fixtures against the United States and Croatia.

Trippier limped off after 24 minutes at Selhurst Park on Saturday due to a muscular problem, and his involvement during the break, was always in doubt despite an optimistic update from manager Mauricio Pochettino after the win over Palace. "I don't believe it will be a big issue," he said. "It's a groin, he felt a little tired. We'll see if he's involved on international duty or not." But, after an assessment at St George’s Park, Trippier was released from the squad and will return to Hotspur Way for treatment. Spurs take on London-rivals Chelsea in the late kick-off when the Premier League reconvenes on November 24, and if Tripper fails to recover, Tottenham have a readymade replacement in Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast understudy has only started one league game in 2018/19 – the opener at Newcastle – but he has featured more prominently in domestic cup competition and in Europe.
Source: Reuters
Nov 13 - 4:28 PM

Juan Foyth scored his first Premier League goal for Tottenham to give Mauricio Pochettino's side a hard-fought, but costly, away win at Crystal Palace.

After conceding two penalties on his Premier League debut against Wolverhampton last week, the 20-year-old defender was handed another start with Davinson Sanchez absent due to a hamstring injury. Tottenham had chances in the first half, but Dele Alli headed wide, and Harry Kane was denied from 25-yards by Wayne Hennessey. This set the stage for Foyth to made the most of his second chance, reacting quickest on 66 minutes to head home the match-winner after Harry Kane's initial header was blocked. The win, however, came at a hefty price. Kieran Trippier, who was named in Gareth Southgate's squad, limped off midway through the first half with a suspected thigh problem. Erik Lamela also left early after suffering a cut to his head.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 10 - 3:09 PM

Tottenham confirm Mousa Dembele is unlikely to return until the new year.

Speaking ahead of this weekends’ game at Selhurst Park, manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed the 31-year-old damaged ankle ligaments in the opening exchanges of Saturdays’ game at Molineux. "It is always about the patience, how he is going to react to the injury, but we hope he is going to be ready by early January." His absence is likely to open the door for Harry Winks who looks set for a more prominent first-team role during the coming weeks and over the festive period. Thankfully, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama have recovered much quicker than anticipated and will bolster the squad this weekend. It was initially feared that Wanyama had suffered another lengthy setback in Carabao Cup, but Pochettino revealed the injury affected his right knee, and not the left, which has hampered him for the past year. A thigh injury was expected to keep Dier out until after the international break, but the 24-year-old is already back in full training.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 8 - 4:42 PM

Mousa Dembele has been ruled out the Champions League clash with PSV on Tuesday.

The Belgian midfielder was replaced within seven minutes of the game at Molineux after suffering, what looked to be, quite a serious ankle injury. Dembele was caught in a coming together between Ben Davies and Helder Costa during the opening exchanges, and he failed to shake off the injury despite treatment. "We are a little bit worried," said Mauricio Pochettino following the win over Wolves. "I don't want to say anything because we need to assess him. We hope that it's not a big issue. But it is very painful now." On Monday, Pochettino confirmed the club are waiting on the results of Dembele’s scan, although he did reveal. "He didn’t suffer an injury to his bone which is good. We have to wait and see." Dele Alli is fit and available after being rested following his recent hamstring injury, and while Victor Wanyama will miss out tomorrow with a knee problem, he should be back in contention on Saturday.
Nov 5 - 12:28 PM

Wolves put in an impressive performance but came away empty handed as a clinical Spurs side did just enough to hold off the home team's comeback at Molineux.

Wolves pressed Spurs early but went behind against the run of play. Erik Lamela played a ball to Son off the right and continued his run into the box, collecting the return pass and finishing calmly beneath Patricio. Spurs struck again instantly, with Kieran Trippier playing a great cross from the right to Lucas Moura who had acres of space at the back post. To their credit the promoted side fought back and had a Jiménez goal wrongly wrongly disallowed before the interval.It seemed like game over when Kane extended the lead to three on the hour, but then two penalties converted by Neves and Jiménez cut the deficit to one and teed up a nervous finish for Spurs. Poch breathed a sigh of relief at full-time; unlucky but encouraging from Wolves.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 3 - 5:52 PM

Tottenham officially announced a new contract for star midfielder Dele Alli, joining Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino in signing new deals recently.

The 22-year-old has slowed some in the past year after a scintillating start to his Premier League career as a teenager with 28 goals and 23 assists in his first two Premier League seasons. Last year saw his goal total cut in half while he has not participated in a goal this season since the second week of the season, making him a tough addition in FPL.com given his high price-tag. However, the new deal through 2024 represents the club's ambitions to win a trophy and potentially build a dynasty in the coming years following their best ever Premier League start. Said Alli: "It’s been a good few years but I don’t look too much into the past. I want to keep improving and I feel I’m at a great club to do that. The manager, the players, the staff here… it would be difficult for me not to improve. I’ll keep working hard every day and keep listening to the manager. Every player wants to start winning things and hopefully we can do that here."
Oct 31 - 1:59 AM

Tottenham saw their four-match winning streak come to an end at the hands of Manchester City in a 1-0 home loss.

The class of the Premier League title holders proved to be too much for Tottenham as Raheem Sterling combined with Riyad Mahrez by beating Kieran Trippier for what ended up being the game-winning goal in the sixth minute. Spurs could only manage one shot on target throughout the match, but the biggest chance came in the 80th minute. Dele Alli, who entered as a late sub following a three-match injury layoff, stole the ball from Mahrez and found a wide-open Erik Lamela on a counter attack inside the penalty area with an open goal. But Lamela skied the chance, be it a lack of concentration or the terrible condition of a Wembley Stadium pitch just 24 hours removed from an NFL game, and with it went Spurs' chance at a point.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 29 - 6:13 PM

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is available for selection but is not a guarantee to face Manchester City.

The Spurs star, who is close to signing a new contract with the club, has not featured in the club's last three Premier League matches (five in all competitions) due to a hamstring injury, but returned to training on Friday with plenty of time to prove his fitness for the club's showdown with the reigning Premier League champions on Monday. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino said he will not rush the English international due to the nature of his injury: Yes I think it's good news but we need to be careful. He started today with the group," the Tottenham manager said. "Sure we hope he will be available for Monday but I'm not sure if we're going to put him in the squad or not."
Oct 27 - 12:30 AM

Erik Lamela made the most of his first league start of the season, scoring the only goal in a tight contest as Tottenham grabbed a big derby win over West Ham United, 0-1.

It was not impressive and it could have easily gone down as a draw but, on a day without the likes of Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, and with Christian Eriksen making the briefest of cameos late on, Spurs had just enough to keep pace in the upper reaches of the table. They got the goal they needed from Lamela who, after scoring twice this season as a substitute, repaid the boss' selection just before halftime, delivering a glancing header from a nice cross by Moussa Sissoko. The defense showed signs of cracking at stages during the match, but were able to stay the course with Hugo Lloris coming up with a crucial save near the end of the game, making himself big in a 1 v 1 showdown against Marko Arnautovic. Spurs will hope to have Eriksen ready, along with possibly Alli, for their marquee matchup with Manchester City next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 20 - 12:05 PM

Danny Rose has been ruled out of contention for Tottenham's match against West Ham this weekend as the full back has yet to fully recover from a groin strain.

The injury was deemed minor enough to allow Rose to join up with the Three Lions over the break but he was scratched from England's two matches. Mauricio Pochettino feels Rose needs another week before getting him back onto the pitch. Ben Davies will almost certainly start this weekend, but these days it looks to be Rose's gig when he is fit. Key players Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli also remains sidelined, though the latter is aiming for a return to training next week ahead of Tottenham's big matchup against Manchester City.
Source: Ham High
Oct 19 - 4:13 AM

Christian Eriksen is definitely back in the squad this weekend when Spurs travel to West Ham, but Mauricio Pochettino is not sure whether the Danish playmaker will go straight back into the XI or only make the bench.

There has been plenty of intrigue around Eriksen's stomach muscle injury, which has been referred to as a "chronic" situation by the manager of Denmark, much to the consternation of the club and fantasy owners. One has to wonder how much it will play into his production going forward, as he has already been off to a slow start by his standards before the injury came to light. Draft owners will simply have to hope for the best and should be monitoring the events against West Ham closely.
Source: The Guardian
Oct 19 - 4:02 AM

Victor Wanyama is expected to be available for Tottenham this weekend despite limping off for Kenya on Sunday.

The Spurs powerhouse has endured a poor start to the season – just three substitute appearances – after suffering a setback while on the clubs US tour. Wanyama aggravated a longstanding cartilage problem in his knee, the same one [left] which had hampered his involvement during the first half of 2017/18. The injury means Wanyama is not yet fully match fit, a likely contributing factor to his injury in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia. He was replaced because of a hamstring related problem in the 73rd minute having not played a full match since May. However, Wanyama’s withdrawal appears to be more of a precaution and the 27-year-old should be okay to face West Ham United. Mauricio Pochettino is also hoping to have Christian Eriksen [abdominal] back amongst the ranks after missing the last four games while Mousa Dembele looks to overcome the thigh issue which kept him out of Belgium’s recent internationals.
Oct 15 - 5:52 PM

Following reports that Christian Eriksen maybe set for an extended period on the side-lines, the players agent has been forced to issue a statement clarifying the players status.

The Tottenham play maker suffered a stomach related muscle injury at Brighton in game week six causing him to miss the last three games. Although the club ruled Eriksen out until after the break, Denmark coach Age Hareide was still optimistic he could play some part in the upcoming internationals. However, in the build-up to the Republic of Ireland game, he confirmed that Spurs were reluctant to release Eriksen as the problem could become "chronic." Concerns then began to grow regarding a lengthy absence, so Martin Schoots - Eriksen’s agent – responded by advising that Hareide had been misquoted. "Christian has no chronic injuries — nobody has said that. He just has an injury related to some fatigue and, for that reason, he is having some rest." Although we still have no definitive timeline on a return, the comments do at least suggest that the problem is not long-term like many initially feared.
Oct 12 - 4:49 AM

Injured on the 29th of September, Jan Vertonghen is making his way back to full health for Tottenham.

The ever-present center back has been out with a hamstring issue for Tottenham leading to Davidson Sanchez and Eric Dier getting reps in defense. But Vertonghen has reacted well to rehabilitation so far and looks for a December return to training to be prepared for a busy festive period. The Tottenham defense has shown chinks this season allowing seven goals in eight games only keeping three clean sheets on the year but the return of Vertonghen will only help.
Oct 11 - 8:54 PM

While Rose hoped to feature for the Three Lions in games versus Croatia and Spain, he will be coming back to Tottenham to continue his recovery.

Rose was withdrawn at the end of Tottenham’s fixture with Cardiff City with a groin injury but the hope was that he would be able to feature in the later game for England. With Rose coming back to Spurs, it’s looking like the injury is worse than he expected but not bad enough to keep him out of the upcoming game versus West Ham United. If Rose is unable to go, Ben Davies will be waiting for a chance to prove that he deserves the starting left back spot.
Source: England
Oct 11 - 8:39 PM



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