More bad news for Spurs ahead of Leipzig tie after injury boost

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RB Leipzig’s star striker Timo Werner is likely to be fit to take on Tottenham in the second leg of the Champions League round of sixteen clash on Tuesday, after completing a cameo off the bench in the 0-0 draw against Wolfberg on Saturday.

Spurs travel to the Red Bull Arena with a mountain to climb after losing 1-0 at home to the Bundesliga side a couple of weeks ago.

It was Werner who struck the game’s only goal as he confidently stroked a spot-kick past Hugo Lloris in the second half after Ben Davies had foolishly fouled Konrad Laimer inside the box.

The Lilywhites will now have to go to Germany and win in order to progress to the next round and that certainly will not be an easy task against a side that have an exemplary home record this season.

Their task has just got a lot harder after Werner returned to action for the East German outfit in the final stages of the games against Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The German international was struggling with a thigh issue and Julian Nagelsmann said before the game that he was a doubt to feature on Saturday (Bild).

However, after making his comeback, the 23-year-old is likely to be available to face Spurs on Tuesday night even though it remains to be seen if he will be involved from the start.

Spurs Web Opinion

If we press Leipzig high up the pitch and take the game to them, then that will give the likes of Werner and Schick space to hurt us on the counter. That is why I expect Jose to set us up to defend deep and keep it tight at the back. We will probably look to keep the score at 0-0 till the final half an hour before throwing numbers forward.

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