Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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Erik Lamela may have kicked his last ball for Tottenham as the Argentinian struggles to overcome a persistent and ongoing hip problem.

The 25-year-old play maker is said to be at loggerheads with the club over whether he requires surgery, a disagreement which has left Lamela in limbo as he enters the final year of his current deal. Tottenham, feel they have been more than accommodating over the past few months, allowing Lamela to return home to Argentina to spend time with his family, before granting him permission to be treated at his former club, Roma, by Italian physiotherapist Damiano Stefanini. But, Spurs are becoming increasingly frustrated at his lack of progress, and with only ten Premier League games remaining, Lamela is unlikely to feature again in 2016/17.
Source: The Times
Mar 24 - 6:15 AM

Kyle Walker has played down injury fears after he was substituted during the 2-1 win over Southampton.

The Tottenham full-back had been a slight doubt heading into the game due to an ankle problem, but Walker was cleared after coming through the final training session unscathed. However, the 26-year-old was withdrawn with a little over 10 minutes remaining on Sunday and the medical team were seen inspecting the right wrist of Walker who appeared to be in some discomfort. But, Pochettino was quick to play down any suggestion of a serious injury: "My decision was not for that [an injury]," he said post-match. "We saw when he was out he had a problem with his thumb. But I don't believe it's a big thing." The player himself then posted an update via his personal Twitter account to allay any concerns: ‘Thanks for all the messages, I'm ok!! Looking forward to joining up with England’. The Three Lions face Germany in Dortmund on Wednesday evening.
Mar 21 - 5:29 AM

Following an injury to Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli rose to the occasion in a 2-1 win against Southampton.

Spurs didn't seem to miss a beat without their talisman striker, who has been ruled out for four to six weeks with an ankle injury. Erisken opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the season in the 14th minute, unlocking the Southampton defense with a slashing run through the middle of the pitch and finishing off a Mousa Dembele through ball outside of the box while running at full speed. Then, in the 33rd minute, Alli scored for the third straight game after being taken down in the penalty box by Steven Davis. Alli stepped to the spot and fired past Fraser Forster for his 14th goal of the year. In team news, Heung-Min Son started up top for Kane while Kyle Walker and Victor Wanyama shook off minor injuries to start.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 19 - 12:21 PM

The injury news for Harry Kane has only gotten worse after scans revealed he suffered ligament damage in his ankle.

The only silver lining is the club confirmed that the ankle injury is not as severe as the one that kept him out for 10 games (seven weeks) at the beginning of the season, although it's the same ankle. Reports suggest a four-to-six week recovery time, but the club has not put a timeframe on the recovery. Said the club in a statement: "We can confirm that Harry Kane sustained ligament damage to his right ankle during Sunday's FA Cup win against Millwall. The injury is similar to the one suffered by the forward against Sunderland in September last year, however it is not considered to be as severe. Harry will continue to be assessed by our medical staff while he undergoes his rehabilitation at our training centre." Manager Mauricio Pochettino will surely turn to Heung-Min Son and Vincent Janssen to replace the Premier League's joint-leading goalscorer after he limped off the pitch in the eighth minute of a 6-0 FA Cup win against Millwall on Sunday.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 15 - 5:51 AM

Tottenham could be without Harry Kane for up-to two months after he suffered an ankle injury during todays’ FA Cup quarter-final tie against Millwall.

The unfortunate incident occurred after only 8 minutes when Kane caught his right ankle between the sliding legs of a defender who was attempting to block his shot. Speaking after the game, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed Kane had "twisted his ankle" although the severity of the problem is yet to be determined. "Now it's a matter of waiting. Assess tomorrow, and after tomorrow, and see what happens. It's difficult." Kane injured the same ankle at Sunderland earlier this season, an injury which kept the England international out for seven weeks and the Tottenham boss admitted "it looks a similar situation." Despite his early departure, Spurs still went onto score six with Heung-Min Son grabbing a hat-trick and Vincent Janssen finishing smartly for his Premier League goal from open play.
Mar 12 - 2:15 PM

Tottenham announced left-back Ben Davies has signed a new contract extension through the summer of 2021.

The defender has impressed recently as a starter due to an injury to left-back Danny Rose, so much that he drew interest from Crystal Palace in the winter transfer window. The 23-year-old has started each of the last four games in what could be a preview of next season for Spurs fans if Rose leaves the club this summer. Said Davies of the new contract: "I always wanted to play football and to play for one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League and even the world is an unbelievable achievement. This new contract means I’ll be here even longer, which is great."
Mar 10 - 8:46 AM

Harry Kane kept up his blistering form, scoring twice as Tottenham staved off a late rally by Everton to win their club-record ninth straight home game in league play, 3-2.

Spurs are still seven points from catching up to Chelsea, who have a game in hand, but their performances of late give a sliver of optimism that the title race is not quite over yet. Kane was lethal again, scoring the opener in the 20th minute when he latched onto a pass by Ben Davies, turned, and fired a 25-yarder that found the corner of the net. Kane doubled the advantage shortly into the second half, beating the keeper 1v1 after Dele Alli picked him out. It looked a decided affair as the score stayed 2-0 into the 80th minute, but Everton scored on either side of an Alli goal in the final stages of the match. Alli poked home from close range following a Harry Winks free kick.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 5 - 10:33 AM

Mauricio Pochettino confirms Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will be checked over the coming days after the pair were forced off during Sunday’s 4-0 win over Stoke City at White Hart Lane.

Reports after the match suggest that both players asked to come off as a precaution, although the extent of their problems won’t be known until they are fully assessed. Alderweireld signalled to the bench at the beginning of the second half due to an apparent groin problem while the nature of Vertonghen’s injury is yet to be determined. The Belgium defender was making his first Premier League start since damaging ankle ligaments against West Brom six weeks ago, and the injury maybe related. Tottenham are already without Danny Rose who is "a number of weeks away from a return to full training" and Pochettino can ill-afford to lose another key player with his side pushing hard for a Champions League place.
Feb 26 - 1:28 PM

All the damage was done in the first half as Harry Kane scored a hat trick and assisted another goal as Tottenham trampled Stoke City, 4-0.

After a forgettable end to their underwhelming showing in European play this season, Tottenham looks to have put that behind them as they carved through the Stoke defense, putting the match away in the first half. Kane scored the game's first three goals, in the 14th, 32nd and 37th minutes. He scored the first goal after a series of passes around the area set him up. The next was a left-footed strike courtesy of a Christian Eriksen corner. Five minutes later, the trick was complete when Eriksen tapped a free kick in the Englishman's path and a shot from range deflected past the keeper. Kane then put the icing on the cake, collecting an assist by unselfishly setting up Dele Alli. The bad news for Spurs is that Toby Alderweireld had to exit early with a leg injury which will be assessed in the coming days.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 26 - 10:26 AM

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Tottenham left-back Danny Rose is still a number of weeks away from returning to full training as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

This is a concern for Tottenham supporters and owners of Danny Rose in fantasy as recovery timelines out of White Hart Lane have a reputation for being underestimated or, as is the case with Erik Lamela, not estimated at all. Rose is too good to drop in draft leagues, but owners in that kind of format will hope weeks will not turn into months as a player's fantasy value begins to fade quickly as the matches start to run out. Ben Davies should continue to occupy the role in the meantime and makes for a fine plug and play if still available on free agent markets.
Feb 23 - 12:52 AM

Mauricio Pochettino will run late checks on Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen as Tottenham prepare to face Fulham in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Kane took a whack to the knee during the disappointing Europa League defeat in Gent but was quick to allay concerns of a serious injury saying he "should be fine" for the clash at Craven Cottage. However, given Tottenham’s reliance on Kane, and their recent dip in league form, Pochettino may err on the side of caution and hand Vincent Janssen his first start of the year. Vertonghen, on the other hand, has spent the last month sidelined with an ankle ligament injury and Sunday would be provide the ideal opportunity to gain some much-needed match fitness before the Premier League fixtures resume next weekend. Danny Rose [knee] and Erik Lamela [hip] remain out although the pair are progressing from their respective injuries.
Feb 18 - 8:35 AM

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Harry Kane left Thursday's match with a knock and will be assessed.

Not only did Tottenham lose 1-0 in its Europa League round of 32 first leg match with Gent, but Kane was subbed off with a knock to his knee. While the injury is not thought to be serious, Pochettino hinted that Kane could be rested for the weekend FA Cup match with Fulham: "I think we need to assess some players. Harry Kane got a knock on his knee, different players too. We need to refresh the team and we'll do that. Tottenham will play in Fulham on Sunday. It's not the name of the players, it's the club."
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 17 - 11:52 AM

Mauricio Pochettino didn't say much outside of saying he was pleased with the progression of Danny Rose and Erik Lamela.

While Rose has missed the last few weeks with a lingering knee injury, Lamela has missed months with a persistent hip problem that has hampered him throughout the season. But it sounds like both are closing in on a full return in the near future with Pochettino happy with the duo in training: "Jan is close and we’re very happy. Danny Rose is on plan, he’s very positive, a good reaction after his injury. Erik Lamela is building step by step, positive too. We’re happy with the way they are training."
Feb 16 - 3:42 PM

Tottenham's Premier League-leading defense could be set for a major injury boost in the coming weekend.

The Belgian defender wasn't ready to travel to Belgium to face Gent in the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday as he recovers from an ankle injury sustained in a 4-0 win against West Brom in mid-January, which was supposed to rule him out for up two months. But Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said he thinks Vertonghen can be ready for the FA Cup this weekend against Fulham: "Jan is very well, maybe Friday he’ll start to train with the team and maybe Sunday (Fulham away, FA Cup) he’ll be ready to make the starting 11 or to be on the bench. We’ll see, but we’re very happy."
Feb 16 - 3:37 PM

The contract extension frenzy at Tottenham has only continued with a new deal for one of the club's bright young stars.

Just five months after signing a five-year contract through 2021, midfielder Harry Winks has put pen to paper on a new bumper deal to extend his stay for an extra year. The 21-year-old has joined Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker in signing new contracts this season after making 25 appearances in all competitions this season, including two starts in Champions League. Said Winks: "I’m delighted, over the moon to sign another contract with the club, commit my future even more and I’m looking forward to the years ahead. I’ve had a lot of game time this year and it’s been everything I’ve wished for since the beginning of the season, but ultimately football can change and I need to keep that level of work rate, keep that work ethic up and keep myself going in the future."
Feb 14 - 10:36 AM


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