There is also a growing concern about the fitness of Erik Lamela, who is out with a hip problem and has not played since Tottenham’s EFL Cup defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on October 25.
Pochettino told a press conference earlier today that he did not know when the Argentina international would be back in action.
There’s no doubt we’ve missed Lamela in the final third (I never thought I’d ever say that) and it remains to be seen if Moussa Sissoko can take advantage of the opportunity and final start to prove his huge £30million price tag.
“I am not a doctor but we are a bit worried about his situation,” Pochettino said. “His evolution is not how we expect. We need to give him more time to recover. It is a hip problem but I cannot say when (he will be back).”
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