Tottenham fans’ nerves will be starting to jangle today as they prepare for what will be an incredibly tense and tight North London Derby tomorrow in the Premier League’s early kickoff. However, it’s been made a lot worse for the Lilywhites as the news has broken that both Harry Winks and Jan Vertonghen could miss the clash with hip problems.
Both players will be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s match. pic.twitter.com/LXBjCcek32
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 1 March 2019
The Lilywhites might be given the welcome news tomorrow morning at 11:30 that both Winks and Vertonghen have passed late fitness tests and are in the squad, yet the chances of that happening are looking slim. The fans have been looking at how they may set up for the clash with their bitter rivals, and they’re expecting to see an unchanged Tottenham defence and Victor Wanyama brought in midfield.
The fans have become very accustomed to seeing both Winks and Moussa Sissoko in the middle of their midfield for a long period of time this season. However, there’s nothing wrong with bringing in Wanyama for a game. The Kenyan has had some serious injury issues of his own over the last couple of seasons and whilst he may not have the match sharpness that Winks has accumulated over the months, his emphasis on defence could make him a superb option.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on their latest injuries here:
At what point do you admit there is an obvious problem and get a half decent medical team. Shambolic injury record.
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) March 1, 2019
Good thing Big Vic has returned to full health. Hopefully he is match fit to play a solid 90 minutes. A Wanyama/ Sissoko midfield is pic.twitter.com/tDEFSl8OEr
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) 1 March 2019
plz be ok for tomorrow 🙂
— Kaden FM (@kaden_FM) March 1, 2019
Just forfeit already
— Dylan (@Dylan_THFC) March 1, 2019
My heart is broken
— Valentina (@Valenti95049488) 1 March 2019
— Marcus Goode (@Whats_Goode_) 1 March 2019
AH NO HARRY PLZZZ
— Sam Thompson (@Thompson123Sam) March 1, 2019
The Lilywhites hate the idea of being without Winks and Vertonghen tomorrow and will be desperate for both to be fit in time.