Jose Mourinho has bemoaned the luck he has had with injuries since he took over as Spurs head coach back in November (Football.London).
The Portuguese has had to deal with high-profile absentees including Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko, and Hugo Lloris.
Erik Lamela is another key player who has unable to get himself fully fit since the former Manchester United boss arrived at the club.
Mourinho has expressed his admiration for the Argentine (The Independent) and revealed in his press conference at Hotspur Way on Friday that he could be once again named on the bench for the game against Wolves despite being not able to train with the team (Football.London).
While that might sound eerily similar to Ledley King’s situation, where a chronic knee injury meant that the former Spurs captain could not train on a regular basis, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Lamela’s injury issues are nowhere near as severe as King’s.
It is claimed that the 27-year-old is recovering from a groin injury and is still feeling pain in his groin when he trains or plays.
While it is said that he is determined to push through it for the moment, there is hope that the pain will soon subside and he could be fully integrated into training with the first team.
Spurs Web Opinion
Lamela in many ways is a perfect Jose type player as not only is he able to make a difference in the final third, but he also works really hard and is tactically astute enough to take complicated instructions on board. Hopefully, we will soon see him recover and have a consistent run in the side as we need all the attacking help we can get in the absence of Kane and Son.
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