The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling rather good at the moment…
Another win over the weekend, this time against West Ham, has propelled the London side back into contention at the top of the Premier League table, with most fans now expecting the club to kick on after a mixed start to the season.
However, this year, the Lilywhites have much more on their plate than just domestic duties, with the Champions League also playing a part in Pochettino’s plans.
After a stellar win on the opening day against Borussia Dortmund, another win against Tuesday night’s opponents APOEL will put the club into a very good position in the table. Unfortunately, though, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed some bad news ahead of the game.
According to the Evening Standard, Pochettino has confirmed that he is playing the waiting game with regards to Mousa Dembele, who missed Tottenham’s game at the weekend, and as a result, he could be set to miss the mid-week fixture.
He said: “We need to assess [his fitness] in the next few days. We don’t know if it’s possible for him to be available to go to Cyprus”.
He’s clearly being tight-lipped in an effort not to confirm it either way, but one thing is certain: Dembele’s fitness is a real area of concern for the club.
It’s a shame, as he has been one of their most important players over the last few years, controlling the midfield alongside Victor Wanyama. The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Eric Dier can step up.
Dembele is a top player, and though rarely mentioned amongst the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, the influence that he has for the club is clear.
As a deep-lying playmaker, much of Tottenham’s offensive movement goes through him. Without that, the entire flow of their team is disrupted, and Pochettino must make an effort to solve that problem.
He’ll be hopeful that he’s back in time for Tottenham’s next Premier League game.
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