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Mauricio Pochettino reveals positive update on Dele Alli ahead of Man City test

Mauricio Pochettino reveals positive update on Dele Alli ahead of Man City test

Tottenham Hotspur will need to be at their very best if they are to get a positive result against Manchester City on Monday.

Spurs will host the Premier League champions at Wembley following a disappointing draw in the Champions League to PSV Eindhoven earlier in the week.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been guilty of making sloppy mistakes at times in games and will need to ensure they are error-free when Pep Guardiola’s side visit the capital.

Truth be told, Tottenham have had a number of injuries to deal with already this season, however, the manager may have just been able to give fans a hugely positive boost ahead of the encounter.

Pochettino revealed in his press conference that Dele Alli had returned to training and could be in contention of being in the squad for the game against Man City, although he did stress that he was not too sure as of this moment.

“Yes I think it’s good news but we need to be careful because he was re-injured against Watford after his first injury,” he said, as quoted by

“Now we need to be careful. We are happy that he started today with the group. Yes, sure we hope he will be available for Monday but not sure if we’re going to put him in the squad or not.”

The Verdict:

Alli’s potential availability for Tottenham will be a huge boost for Pochettino and his side for the visit of Manchester City, as they will know a victory against them will lift them above them in the Premier League table.

The England international is a key player for Spurs and his absence has clearly been felt in their last few matches, having been out of action since September.

Pochettino has so far remained coy on whether the 23-year-old will be selected for the game, however, should he be deemed fully fit, it is likely he will be involved from the start on Monday night.

Tottenham fans – thoughts?

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