Tottenham Hotspur enter the busy Christmas period down a number of key players, which will make squad rotation a lot harder for Pochettino.
The likes of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth have just returned from injury, but it seems that with every one coming back, another one drops.
Jan Vertonghen has picked up yet another problem and will be out until January, along with Eric Dier who had surgery to have his appendix removed.
They join longer-term absentees Victor Wanyama, Luke Amos, Vincent Janssen, and more.
This has unfortunately left Tottenham quite short in the central midfield department, with only Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, and young Oliver Skipp as current options.
However, Pochettino has today been talking about the potential return of Mousa Dembele, a player Spurs have sorely missed during his long time out.
Mousa’s contract comes to an end in the summer, and, if he is to go, it will be nice to see him play a part this season first.
Poch said (Football London): “Close? I don’t know if it means one week, two week or one month. We need to asses him day-by-day, but I think in January he’s not going to be ready. Maybe he will be ready to start to train with the team, but not at a level to play.”
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