Tottenham Hotspur duo Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso both sat out training on Wednesday, according to a report from the Evening Standard.
Both players missed their recent FA Cup fourth round replay against Southampton with muscle injuries, which the report describes as minor, but their absence from training surely means that their participation in Spurs’ upcoming Premier League fixture against Aston Villa is in doubt.
Lo Celso has been a regular for Jose Mourinho of late and, prior to the fixture against the Saints, he had started five games in a row in all competitions, three of which were in the league (Transfermarkt). As for Lamela, he had featured in nine straight matches prior to the Southampton game after recovering from a hamstring injury (Transfermarkt). It would be a huge blow for Tottenham if they were without the duo for their trip to Villa Park as they are already without two key players in Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko.
Plenty of Spurs fans have been reacting to the injury update, with some absolutely gutted that the duo look unlikely to feature at the weekend. Meanwhile, others have taken aim at Lamela specifically and suggested that it is time to get rid of the 27-year-old who has a horrific injury record during his time at the club (Transfermarkt).
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10kanee) February 13, 2020
— Lachie (@thfclachie) February 13, 2020
Please be fit by Sunday 😭😭
— a (@springmontage) February 13, 2020
Lamela is a bigger sick note than Anderton and no where near as good 🥴 get rid
— Wayne Ryan (@Bombsie21) February 13, 2020
Time to get rid of Lamela always injured. Waste of space
— Bri Owen (@brianowen1979) February 13, 2020
Is consider selling Lamela in the summer. So injury prone.
— DAMIEN (@DamienDzanic) February 13, 2020
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