Pochettino confirms Janssen surplus to requirements

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Dom Le Roy

According to an article on www.espn.co.uk/ Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Dutch forward Vincent Janssen is not part of his plans for the up coming season but young midfielder Josh Onomah, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, very much is.

Both Janssen and Onomah spent last season out on loan, and neither player was included in the group that has traveled to the U.S. for Spurs’ preseason tour.

However according to the article Pochettino says that Onomah’s absence is due to a knee injury.”It’s different personal situations for different players,”:he said. “It’s clear the situation for players like Vincent. But Josh is part of our plans. He’s injured and doing his recovery with Harry Winks. That’s why he’s not here.”

Unfortunately for Onomah his injury means he will miss the chance to impress during our trip stateside in ICC matches against Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan, especially considering senior central midfielders Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Harry Winks are all missing.

Dembele and Dier are on holiday following their World Cup exploits, while Winks is facing a race to be fit for the start of the season as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle problem.

“He [Winks] is doing well after his injury,” Pochettino added “We’re waiting for the evolution and we hope he can join the group as soon as possible. At the moment he’s out of the group. We need to assess him every day.”

Argentinian youngster Juan Foyth also misses out on the tour with a knee injury after initially being named in Tottenham’s 25-man squad on the American tour.

 

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