Tottenham Hotspur take a 1-0 advantage into their Champions League quarter final away leg against Manchester City on Wednesday, but Pochettino has numerous injury issues on his plate.
Not only is Harry Kane likely out for the rest of the season after sustaining another ankle ligament injury, but Dele Alli was also in the wars in the home leg as he broke his hand in two places.
To make matters even worse, Harry Winks then pulled up with an injury in training this week, feeling a pain in his groin.
This is likely an aggravation of an older injury that kept Winks out earlier this season, and Pochettino will be unlikely to push him too hard too soon.
The last thing Spurs will want to do is make the injury worse and have another star Harry out for the season.
Pochettino has revealed that he is optimistic Winks can play against City, but isn’t 100% sure.
He said (Football London): “It’s the same as in the past. He was training yesterday and the middle of training started to feel it again something painful in his groin. He’s a player we need to assess tomorrow, and then after tomorrow take a decision. It’s a similar situation, it’s not a big issue but it’s an issue that maybe not allowed to play or not going to be in condition to play Wednesday. We need to assess. We are optimistic, but you know there is doubt.”
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