Pochettino speaks out on Dele Alli injury

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham are currently facing month-long injuries to two of their top attacking players, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli both expected back in early March.

Kane picked up yet another ankle injury against Man United, while Dele Alli pulled his hamstring against Fulham on Sunday.

This comes at a time when Heung Min Son is also unavailable for selection as he represents South Korea in the Asia Cup.

Pochettino has been left with a striker headache as a result, with just Fernando Llorente available as the only senior forward at the club.

Lucas Moura should be fit to face Chelsea tomorrow, and the academy prospects Kazaiah Sterling and Troy Parrott will provide sufficient back up.

Poch has backed his squad to step up in the face of key injuries, and insists it is an opportunity for other players to grasp their chance.

After all, Dele Alli himself only started playing regularly so early for Tottenham due to a few midfield injuries.

Poch said (Football London): “Now we need to be positive like with Harry Kane. Of course, we are going to miss him for a long period. It’s one of the worse moments because we have ahead very busy fixtures. You know very well us that for us the squad is very important and of course it’s a very good opportunity for other players to step up.”

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