Good news for Spurs as Poch reveals these players can return for the Champions League second leg

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur enter the first leg of their Champions League round of sixteen without two key goal scorers tomorrow night.

Both Harry Kane and Dele Alli will be unavailable as Dortmund visit Wembley in the top European competition.

This leaves Pochettino with the likes of Fernando Llorente, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, and the red-hot Heung Min Son to choose from in an attacking sense.

There is also a problem defensively for Pochettino to contend with, as Danny Rose picked up a knock against Leicester City on Sunday.

This means Rose will be unavailable to start the match against Dortmund, and with Ben Davies already out injured, Spurs have no remaining senior left backs.

Poch will likely either play Kyle Walker-Peters or Jan Vertonghen on the left side, but neither are ideal when an in form Jadon Sancho is running at you.

However, Pochettino has revealed that all injured players can return for the second leg, so there is some good news.

He said (Football London): “I think all the players who are not involved today – like Dele, of course, Harry, Ben Davies, injured players, like Janssen, is injured now. And of course if you have all the players fit I think, yes, it’s going to be tough for me to select XI players and seven on the bench. It’s going to increase the competition and if we are going to be there competing for the Champions League and the Premier League then we need them all fit of course. I hope, yes, everyone can be fit in the next few weeks.”

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