Tottenham Hotspur picked up all three points at home to Southampton last night, regaining their position in the Premier League top three.
Chelsea and Arsenal both dropped points to Wolves and Man United respectively to see Tottenham leapfrog them both.
However, it wasn’t all smiles come the end of the match, as Kieran Trippier was unable to finish the 90 minutes.
He and Danny Rose were both enjoying their first starts since returning from injury, but it appears Tripps’ return was short-lived.
Despite having a great game at right back, Trippier hit the deck in the second half, clutching his hand to his groin, the exact same place he injured last month.
Spurs haven’t announced exactly how long Trippier will be out for, but they will be praying this isn’t a chronic injury.
Poch would have been hoping for all four full backs fit and firing to cope with the festive period fixture congestion.
After the match, Pochettino shed a little more light on the situation.
Football London report he said: “I think it’s the same problem, the same problem that started in the World Cup. If you remember the semi-final against Croatia, when he left the pitch. Then I think to play after three days against Belgium, I think maybe it affected a little bit.
“Now he’s suffering in that situation. In situations like today when the pitch is not in a good condition, this area, the groin, suffers more when the pitch is different. It’s a thing that we need to care a lot for him, protect him, he needs to work a lot to protect and sort that problem.
“It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem. When I was in Argentina as a 19-year-old I suffered and it is an area that is difficult to sort out. But I don’t believe it’s a big thing. It’s only he needs to start to accept that situation and live with sometimes some pain and play.”
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