Report: Five first-team players who weren’t spotted training at Hotspur Way yesterday

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Dom Le Roy

With all of Tottenham’s players returning from international duty, Jose Mourinho finally had a full contingent to work with at Hotspur Way yesterday.

The Spurs boss admitted in an interview with Sky Sports from the club’s training facility that he was delighted to have his players back reporting for duty ahead of an important London derby against West Ham on Sunday.

The Sky Sports cameras showed the squad being put through the paces by Mourinho and his coaching staff but there were some notable absentees, which might concern Spurs fans.

As spotted by Football.London’s Alasdair Gold, injured trio, Giovani Lo Celso, Japhet Tanganga, and Eric Dier, were not part of the group that trained.

Lo Celso and Tanganga both withdrew from international duty due to injury issues while Dier missed England’s clash against Denmark with a hamstring problem.

Gedson Fernandes, who has been away with Portugal’s Under-21s over the past two weeks, was also not to be seen in the footage, while Hugo Lloris, who started all three matches for France during the international break, was also missing.

However, there was some positive news for Spurs fans as Steven Bergwijn, who also withdrew from the Netherlands squad due to injury, did take part in the session.

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It is always quite nervy waiting for team news to come out after an international break. Hopefully, Dier does not have a major problem and is fit for Sunday. Even if the likes of Dier, Lo Celso and Hugo are unavailable, we still have replacements who should be capable of getting the job done against the Hammers.

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