Tottenham supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side bow out of the Champions League after a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Serie A champions Juventus in the last 16.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into the return leg at Wembley on Wednesday having salvaged a 2-2 draw from their trip to Turin three weeks earlier, thus making them favourites for progression to the quarter-finals. And things looked even better for the North London outfit when Son Heung-min gave them the lead at the national stadium, only for two goals in three minutes from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala to turn things around completely, thus booking Juve’s spot in the last eight, and leaving Spurs to reflect on another disappointing European exit.
Consequently, there have been many downbeat Tottenham fans in the Tavern in recent times, and more bad news could be on the way if a recent tweet from the club’s official Twitter handle is anything to go by, which details that midfielder Eric Dier could miss Sunday’s Premier League clash at Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old has been an ever-present for Spurs in the Premier League this season and missed just one of their seven Champions League games as well, thus underling his status as one of more integral players in Pochettino’s squad.
However, the England international reportedly picked up an elbow injury in their defeat to Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus on Wednesday night, and as such may miss their trip to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth this weekend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 9, 2018
And given how important Dier has been to Tottenham this season, our resident Spurs supporters will be sincerely hoping that the 24-year-old can shake off the problem and line up at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.
Landlord’s verdict: Eric Dier has started all but one of Tottenham’s 29 Premier League games this term, while he also appeared in the other off the bench to emphasise his importance in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
However, the 24-year-old is at risk of missing his first league game of the season on Sunday, as reports suggest that he sustained an elbow problem in their midweek defeat to Juventus in the Champions League, and as such is ‘undergoing assessment’ ahead of their trip to Bournemouth.
As such, more bad news could well be on the way for our downbeat Spurs fans in the Tavern, in what has so far been a disappointing week for the North London club.
Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!