Pochettino reveals when Ndombele is likely to return – also comments on Sess and Lo Celso

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, will be without his record signing, Tanguy Ndombele, this weekend as the club takes on Arsenal at the Emirates.

This would have been the Frenchman’s first taste of a derby day at Tottenham, with it being the first NLD of the season, however, he will now have to wait a little longer.

Pochettino has revealed that Ndombele will likely be ready to return after the international break, which comes directly after the Arsenal match.

Giovani Lo Celso made his first appearance for Spurs in the last ten minutes against Man City and was handed another half an hour against Newcastle last week.

While he looked sharp enough to thread Kane through for what could have been a penalty, Poch’s comments seem to imply that he is not yet ready for a start.

The Argentine gaffer also claimed that Ryan Sessegnon was still working with the team to get fit enough to appear.

Poch said (Football London): “Lo Celso arrived at the last moment after a very difficult period when he was involved in Copa America and was on holiday for a long period. When he arrived here he was not in a great condition. He’s working hard to try to get to the level of the rest of the team. I don’t believe he has the chance to be involved from the beginning but we are happy with him. For sure he needs time, like Ryan Sessegnon who is still not working with the team.

“Tanguy suffered a small injury and I think will be available after the international break. I am happy with them. All these players who arrive at the last moment, need time to work and know their teammates. It’s not easy the adaptation with different players. You need experience here. Sometimes you need six months, one year, it’s not to put pressure on the new signings. They’re still young and they need to find their place in the team and the changing room and in London. Everything is new for them.”

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