Pochettino reveals extent of Dele’s broken hand and whether he will play tomorrow


Tottenham Hotspur may have come through victorious in the Tuesday night Champions League quarter final against Man City, but they picked up some nasty knocks for their troubles.

Not only did Harry Kane sustain an ankle ligament injury that could keep him out for the rest of the season, but Dele Alli also suffered a broken hand in the match.

After further checks and scans, it was confirmed today that Dele did in fact break his hand in two separate places.

However, the injury shouldn’t keep the England man out for too long, as the medical team have various options to safely ready him for action, including a splint or cast.

Pochettino revealed today that he doubts Dele will be able to play tomorrow against Huddersfield at the new stadium, but is more optimistic he will feature against Man City in the Champions League away leg.

This is great news for Tottenham, who would not want to be without both Kane and Alli for the remainder of the season.

Poch said (Football London): “We need to asses him this afternoon and tomorrow and take the decision. I’m not too optimistic. He broke hand in two parts. It is so painful, yesterday he saw specialist and today we see how he will deal with situation. I’m not optimistic about tomorrow, I am more optimistic he will be available for Man City in the second leg. We’ll see and we’ll take decision that is best for everyone.”

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