Pochettino issues rallying cry ahead of Chelsea clash

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Tottenham edged past Fulham in dramatic fashion yesterday afternoon as they scored a late stoppage-time winner through midfielder Harry Winks.

While the result would have delighted Spurs fans, there was one negative to take away from the clash at Craven Cottage.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli had to be replaced by Georges-Kevin Nkoudou towards the end of the game due to a hamstring problem.

While there is no news as of yet on how severe the injury is, some Spurs fans on social media are fearing the worst.

This comes at a time when Tottenham are already without Harry Kane, who is out with an ankle injury and Heung-Min Son who is currently participating in the Asia Cup with South Korea, along with a sidelined Moussa Sissoko due to a groin problem.

Tottenham travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday, and if Alli is also ruled out of the game, that would severely dent Spurs’ goal threat.

Tottenham go into the game with a slight advantage after they beat Chelsea by a single goal courtesy of a Harry Kane penalty in the first leg. Pochettino has insisted that Spurs will go to Stamford Bridge looking to win the game.

Speaking at the post-match press conference after Tottenham’s win over Fulham, Pochettino told football.london: “I am so optimistic. We are going to prepare for the game, try to find solutions. Try to be solid, aggressive, offensive and keep our identity.”

“Of course it’s going to be tough. I don’t say we’re going to win easily on Thursday but we are going to try, that is the most important thing and I know that afterward I will be happy because the squad we have is going to give their best to be in the final.”

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