It may not have been the most convincing win for the Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern to watch over the weekend, though it’s a case of ‘job done’, especially after the dizzying heights of beating Real Madrid.
Indeed, Tottenham can now at least head into the international break in relative touching distance of Manchester City, whether or not they can actually catch them. What’s vital now is that nobody returns to Hotspur Way after playing for their countries carrying any injuries.
With that in mind, reports from the Daily Mirror have split opinion amongst our north London locals. According to the report, THREE of Tottenham’s most important players are carrying knocks ahead of England’s game with Germany on Friday night.
Dele Alli is reportedly out with a hamstring problem, while Harry Kane and Harry Winks are thought to be under assessment with their club before joining up with the Three Lions. The former had been suffering with a hamstring strain too, while Winks needed to be subbed off against Crystal Palace with an ankle problem.
He’s understood to be a major doubt for the game, which is a blow, considering his impressive run of form recently.
Could be a blessing in disguise for Tottenham, as long as the injuries aren’t too serious. Keeping such a key trio off international would be a huge boost for Mauricio Pochettino as he attempts to keep up with City and his stars nurse back to health.