‘We have enough players to cover injuries’ – Pochettino believes his squad is strong enough

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been hit hard with injuries so far this season, with 37 separate injury problems so far throughout the campaign.

This, along with not signing any new faces in the summer, has made it difficult to achieve consistency in recent weeks for the Lilywhites.

Up until recently, the injuries were spread evenly around the squad, but since the new year, problems have been targeted towards one or two positions.

Tottenham have just about overcome their central midfield problems with the returns of Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, and Victor Wanyama, but they are still short up front.

Against Fulham on Sunday, Spurs were missing their four highest goal scorers this season, hence why they found it so tricky to find the back of the net.

Luckily Lucas Moura has returned from injury, and Son is on his way back from the Asia Cup, but Pochettino is still missing Harry Kane and Dele Alli until early March.

Despite this, the manager still believes his squad is strong enough (Football London): “But yesterday, Juan Foyth was out of the list, Trippier, Kazaiah Sterling that was in the stand. We have plenty of young players who can cover the space. It’s two different things. One thing is to try to improve our team, our squad, to add more quality, the right profile that can be present and future for the club. Another thing is if you have some problems with a player that is injured, that is to replace them. That is two different things. We are going to sign if we identify the player who can improve us. We are not going to sign a player as a necessity because of injury. We have enough players to cover injuries. That’s two different things. The problem is, like all business, different opinions. Of course if you win ok, but if you don’t win maybe you need to take different ways to operate. But I think it’s so clear our strategy and how we are going to operate now and in the future.”

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