‘I am not going to complain’ – Pochettino won’t moan about Tottenham’s issues

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur added two new names to their lengthy injury list yesterday, as they lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Wembley.

Moussa Sissoko was forced off before half time after he suffered from a groin strain.

The French midfielder was played down the wing by Harry Kane before he pulled up and hit the deck.

Despite his best attempts to carry on and run through the pain, a couple of minutes later he was down again and had to leave the field of play.

This has left Tottenham with just Harry Winks and Oliver Skipp as the only first team central midfielders.

As if this wasn’t enough, Harry Kane also found himself in the wars come full time, as he was on the wrong end of an aggressive challenge.

Kane was seen hobbling uncomfortably from the pitch, a scene no Tottenham fans will want to see, especially with Son leaving for international duty and Lucas also out injured.

Pochettino had this to say on Spurs injury troubles (Football London): “Four and a half years we are playing every week and testing the depth of the squad, not only that period, but I never complain and I am not going complain. I think we are going to recover players from injury and I think we are going to find the way to play in the best condition and be competitive like we were competitive in the last four years and a half.”

Poch was asked if it was bad timing with Son leaving: “Yeah but we cannot change that. That is the risk in any competition, you know. In football you cannot avoid the risk. The people they criticise me when we play Harry Kane 15 or 20 minutes at Tranmere and I told you, the injury can appear when you don’t know when. And look today, in the last action of the game. We will see, first of all we need to asses him and Moussa and hope it is not a big issue and then we are going to try and find a way to play if we are to lose them but hope it is not going to be a long period.”

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