‘It’s not a worry’ – Pochettino on why he isn’t worried about injuries ahead of Chelsea semi

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Dele Alli

Tottenham Hotspur added yet another name to their injury list in the game against Fulham yesterday.

Luckily Spurs grabbed a winner in the last minute of added time at Craven Cottage, but their was a casualty from the 2-1 victory.

After drawing his side level in the 51st minute, Dele Alli then collapsed in the 86th, clutching his hamstring and screaming in pain.

The midfield man was treated whilst propped up against the advertising boards on the side lines until he was finally replaced by Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

Dele joined Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama, Lucas Moura, and Luke Amos on the injury list, with Heung Min Son away on international duty, and Mousa Dembele recently departed.

The Englishman will likely miss the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Pochettino claims this is not a worry, as it only gives different players an opportunity to play.

Poch said (Football London): “It’s not a worry, it’s a massive opportunity for different players to play. We’re going to go there expecting to win. Like I told you with Harry Kane, and now with Dele Alli, we hope it’s not a big issue but the most important thing is to believe. We go there trying to win the game and go to the final. It’s going to be tough because Chelsea are a very good team but we’re going there to try to win.”

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