Poch reveals how long Dele Alli will be out for – worrying comments from the Spurs boss


Tottenham Hotspur are just under a week away from their first match of the Premier League season, with Aston Villa awaiting next Saturday at 5:30 pm.

Tottenham ended their impressive pre-season run with defeat today as they lost to Inter Milan on penalties after the match finished 1-1 in normal time.

A few eyebrows were raised before the game when Dele Alli was not named among the starters or even on the bench.

It was then revealed that the 23-year-old had picked up a hamstring injury, hence why he was unavailable for the match at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Pochettino has now given an insight as to how long the England man will be out for, with the new season looming.

The Argentine did seem worried that Alli has picked up numerous reoccurring hamstring injuries over the past few years, which isn’t a great sign for the player or Tottenham.

Poch put a deadline of about three weeks on this minor injury, stalling Alli’s start to the season (Football London): “I don’t know if the club communicate the time but I don’t believe he’s going to be ready for the start of the season. It’s the same area. Yes, of course, we are worried. He’s still so young. Just 23-years-old and many, many hamstring problems in the last few years. It’s to pay attention to what is going on in his body, but we are here to try to help him. Think minor injury. Only a few weeks before he can be available again and be with the group.”

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