Based on Jose Mourinho’s comments during Friday’s pre-Wolves press conference, there appeared to be disappointing news for Tottenham on the injury front.
The 56-year-old indicated that only Harry Winks was back from the list of players injured and that some the other players were out for the longer term (Football.London).
At the moment, Spurs have Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele and Erik Lamela all missing from the trip to Wolves (Spurs official).
When asked specifically about Lamela by the media, Mourinho seemed to suggest that the midfielder will be out for two more months.
However, PA Sport journalist Jonathan Veal has now clarified on social media that the Spurs head coach was misinterpreted and that he had meant to say Lamela had been out for two months.
Can also now clear up some confusion about Erik Lamela. Mourinho said that he “is out for two months” but actually meant has been out for two months. Mourinho hopes to have Lamela back for some of the later festive games #THFC #COYS
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) 13 December 2019
Veal also revealed that Mourinho expects to have the Argentine international back before the end of the festive period.
This will come as positive news for the new Spurs boss who at times is lacking natural width in his side.
Spurs Web Opinion
Lamela strikes me as a perfect Mourinho type player with his work rate and ability to defend from the front. With the system the Tottenham head coach has chosen to employ with four forwards and the right-sided player tucking in to allow Aurier space to bomb forward, Lamela will slot perfectly into Lucas Moura’s position.
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