Tottenham Hotspur have only been able to use one of their four summer signings so far this season, and even Tanguy Ndombele was out injured for a few weeks.
Jack Clarke is, of course, out on loan to Leeds United, so has been unavailable for Pochettino to use. In fact, the teenager has barely been able to earn a game at the Championship club.
Ryan Sessegnon was injured when Spurs bought him from Fulham and is still struggling with that hamstring injury to this day.
Meanwhile, Giovani Lo Celso was hit with an injury while on duty with Argentina, after making just three appearances for the Spurs first team.
With Spurs only having the midfield man on loan for the moment, they really are not getting their money’s worth.
Football London reporter, Alasdair Gold, has now claimed that it could be a while before fans see either back on the pitch, as Pochettino will want them to get their fitness levels up before risking them.
He said (Football London): “Both summer signings have been in the final stages of rehabilitation this month and there is hope that they will to return to training within the next fortnight. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll get straight back into matchday squads.
“I asked Pochettino about the two players last week and he said that even when they’re back in training it’s going to take some time to get them up to speed in terms of their fitness.
“Neither of them had proper pre-seasons in the first place which won’t have helped that base fitness and with Sessegnon in particular, Spurs are going to be very cautious with him after he aggravated that hamstring problem on his initial return to training last month.
“The Spurs boss has been pretty unlucky in losing two out of his three summer signings to injuries on international duty, with Tanguy Ndombele also missing three weeks through injury.
“Pochettino desperately needs the fresh injection of enthusiasm the two summer signings would bring to his squad but he’s going to have be patient, or risk losing them for even longer.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I really do feel sorry for Poch. He managed to bring in four signings to rejuvenate his squad and he has only been able to use one. No wonder the team feels stale. Essentially, Spurs have only made one significant signing in the past two years.
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