Tottenham confirmed that Dele Alli will be out of action until March after scans showed that the midfielder had strained his hamstring in the game against Fulham.
Dele, who scored Tottenham’s equaliser at Craven Cottage had to come off towards the end of the game after he felt his hamstring after stretching for the ball under pressure from Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon.
Although Pochettino admitted after the game that the injury doesn’t look good, Spurs fans were hoping that Alli was substituted just as a precaution. However, it has been confirmed today that the midfielder is likely to miss up to ten matches including the Carabao Cup final (if Spurs get there) and the Champions League round of 16 ties against Dortmund.
It is not the first hamstring issue which Dele has experienced this season, he suffered a slight strain in the 6-2 win at Everton in December and also was sidelined for four weeks at the end of September which included him sitting our the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League.
With Harry Kane also out until March and with Son Heung-Min at the Asia Cup with South Korea, his injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Tottenham.
While Spurs fans were predictably devastated at the news, the England midfielder took to social media to assure fans that he will do everything in his power to return to action as quickly as possible.
Check out the 22-year-old’s tweet below:
Gutted. I will do everything in my power to return as quick as possible. Thank you for all the messages. pic.twitter.com/epuJcEUIbw
— Dele (@dele_official) January 22, 2019
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