Tottenham injury blow: Dele Alli doubt for Inter Milan Champions League tie

Tottenham injury blow: Dele Alli doubt for Inter Milan Champions League tie

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Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Dele Alli could “possibly” miss Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League tie against Inter Milan.

The 22-year-old withdrew from the England squad on Monday after suffering a ‘minor muscle strain’.

Alli will also sit out of Spurs’ Premier League clash against Liverpool on Saturday.

Dele Alli v Real Madrid

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a huge injury blow ahead of a crucial week with games against Liverpool and Inter Milan.

The Argentine will be without both Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris who are both nursing injuries.

Alli has suffered a ‘minor muscle strain’, whilst Lloris is struggling with a thigh injury.

Speaking about Alli, Pochettino told Sky Sports:

“Alli is a bit unlucky, he suffered a small injury after 20 minutes against Spain.

“Disappointed, because we’re going to miss him for this game, and possibly Inter Milan in the Champions League, but it is not a big issue.”

Hugo Lloris set for scan on injury

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Hugo Lloris of France reacts following Mario Mandzukic of Croatia (not pictured) scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pochettino also revealed that club captain Lloris is set to undergo another scan on his injury.

Tottenham Hotspur report the goalkeeper will miss ‘several weeks’.

Pochettino added:

“Hugo Lloris will have another scan to see the evolution of his injury.

“Hopefully, it will be OK and he will be available again soon, like Dele.”


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September 13, 2018 at 10:47AM

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