Tottenham Hotspur were faced with a real uphill struggle against Manchester City last night when Moussa Sissoko went down injured for the third time.
The Frenchman had desperately been trying to make it through to half time before succumbing to the groin injury, but he simply could not play through the pain.
Unfortunately, with Oliver Skipp as the only other central midfielder on the bench, Spurs were forced to change their entire shape and game plan, something that hampered them through the match.
Harry Winks and Eric Dier were both unavailable for selection due to injuries of their own, leaving Pochettino with a real central midfield headache for the rest of the season.
It is extremely unlikely that Sissoko, Dier, or Winks will be fit to play against Man City at the weekend, or even Brighton next week, leaving Poch with Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, Oliver Skipp, Danny Rose, and Christian Eriksen as possible stop-gaps.
He provided these updates on Winks and Dier today…
On Dier playing against City (Football London): “He has still not joined the team. Maybe tomorrow he can train with the team and then we need to assess whether it is OK for him to be part of the squad.”
On Winks playing against Brighton: “We don’t know, we need to assess him tomorrow. Again today and tomorrow, we will see.”
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