Tottenham Hotspur may have welcomed back key attacking duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli in recent weeks, but they have experienced a fresh batch of injuries in the lead up to this weekend.
Spurs face a tough trip to Anfield to face the League leaders Liverpool, and come into the game off the back of three defeats in four and 11 dropped points out of 12.
The last thing Pochettino would have wanted was injuries through the international break, but that is exactly what happened.
Eric Dier only lasted 17 minutes for England before being forced off injured, along with Serge Aurier for the Ivory Coast.
Harry Winks has also been nurturing an issue for the past couple of weeks, leaving Pochettino short in central midfield.
With Dier, Winks, and Amos injured, Wanyama out of practice, and Dembele sold to China, it is unclear who will start in those two centre mid spots.
Pochettino has given some indication into the time scale of the injuries (Football London): “Yes, yes. It’s not a big issue but he [Dier] needs to recover from the problem he suffered against the Czech Republic with the national team. Him and Harry Winks and Serge Aurier are going to be out for the weekend.”
On how long Dier will be out for: “One week, 10 days, two weeks, we’ll see how he improves. He was running today, but we need to wait. The problem is different evolutions with different players. We need to wait. We’re going to assess day by day but it’s not going to be long I don’t believe.”
On how long Winks will be out for: “Winks, the same, similar, after Dortmund he felt it again and the same. We don’t know. We need to assess him. Some days he improves a lot, other days he drops a little bit. Hope that both will be available as soon as possible, and of course another injury too like with Serge Aurier.”
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