Mauricio Pochettino has explained his reasoning of why Dele Alli has not been included in the Tottenham Hotspur squad for tonight’s match at Wolves.
The England international has recently returned from nearly a month out with a hamstring injury and the prospect of another match has come too soon.
Dele came off the bench as a late substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at Wembley on Monday and managed 63 minutes in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup victory against West Ham United.
Pochettino revealed that he needs to phase the midfielder’s return to action rather than potentially risk a reoccurrence of the injury.
Earlier this week, the 22-year-old signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.
He joined Spurs from MK Dons for £5m in 2015 and has scored 48 goals in 154 competitive matches.
He could return to the Spurs squad for Tuesday night’s crunch Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven at Wembley.
Pochettino told the official Spurs Twitter account:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 3, 2018
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