The staggering number of injuries Tottenham have suffered this season

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Dom Le Roy

To say that Tottenham Hotspur have had somewhat of an injury hit season would be an understatement to say the very least.

Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged squad took to the field against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night and suffered another issue within the first half.

Ben Davies, who came back into the side in place of Danny Rose was forced off after 33 minutes.

The Welshman’s injury was astonishingly the 36th separate injury which Tottenham have had to deal with this season.

In the second half, Sissoko had to be replaced to take the tally to 37.

Some of the headaches which Pochettino have had to deal with have included:

Harry Kane (Ankle)
Dele Alli (Hamstring x3)
Davinson Sanchez (Hamstring)
Lucas Moura (Thigh)
Victor Wanyama (Knee)
Moussa Sissoko (Groin)

The injuries have certainly tested the depths of Pochettino’s squad and his team selection, yet his side are third in the Premier League, in the last sixteen of the Champions League, the fourth round of the FA Cup and made it to the semi-final of the Carabao Cup before losing on penalties.

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  1. We’re sailing close to the wind. It’s depressing, and I feel we’re on the thin line of ‘break-up’ of our squad, and loss of our manager. Four years (yes, 4 years) of superb team performances and great memories, but NOTHING to show for it. Far lesser Spurs teams won trophies in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s ..but the fine Harry Redknapp squad, with Bale and Modric, won nothing, and worse, this superb bunch has delivered nothing tangible. It’s crazy, and very hurtful. It seems we get stymied at every avenue. We know we can, on our day, and with our best team, beat anyone! But the lack of a home for 18 months (Wembley is a leveller for opposition) and the countless injuries and awful distractions/speculation about our players and manager moving on, is all conspiring to kill us. Is God really on the side of the big battalions? Does he not smile graciously on a club that is competing at the highest level, yet without the greedy, money spending, bloated sense of entitlement, of those that thwart them? It used to be a great opportunity, if you had half a decent team, in winning at least a League Cup ..but look what we’ve had to endure in Arsenal away, Chelsea over 2 matches (absurd in this day and age when even an FA Cup semi is played out on the day), and if we’d won, the best team in the world in the bloody final! All this with terrible injuries, too many games, an under strength squad, and yet still hanging onto top four, the last 16 of the CL, and a desperation to win the FA Cup. Come on, football gods, give us (and football for football’s sake) a break!!

  2. Great appraisal and well put Mr Waters….
    Instead of being welcomed as an anti- dote against the big money league we are slated for not overcoming obstacles (62 injuries, more players lasting longer at WC than any club in World, playing away for 20 months, wembley inspires opposition, stadium delays bleeding resources, press trying to take & talk our manager to Utd, and now a score against Chelsea that in Champs league would see us go through on away goals, … ) rest of big six haven’t faced this and if they did thanks to FFP can spend and spend their way around it.
    Mourinho blows 400mill while we get 2nd and 3rds building from within, spending 1 tenth of that!! So how do you expect us to match City or United, and then knock us for not winning everything amounts to a blinkered & blatant media bias. As Mr Waters says, the rest should be welcoming this challenge by Tottenham Hotspur to the status quo NOT trashing it.


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