Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Alex McLeish has made a claim regarding defender Eric Dier and his hamstring trouble – hinting that the fresh injury could be real cause for concern.
Who should be Tottenham's centre-back pairing with Dier out?
Rodon and Sanchez
Rodon and Alderweireld
Alderweireld and Sanchez
Dier, who seems to be preferred at centre back by manager Jose Mourinho, consistently partnering either Toby Alderweireld or Davinson Sanchez, will miss Spurs’ clash against West Ham on Sunday.
Dier injury blow for Mourinho
He joins Giovani Lo Celso and Japhet Tanganga on the injury list as another blow emerges, potentially putting a slight dampener on what will be an interesting afternoon against the Hammers – especially with superstar signing Gareth Bale nearing his debut.
McLeish, shedding light on the Englishman’s hamstring trouble, has claimed that he could be facing up to a month on the sidelines if it is serious.
McLeish issues damning verdict
Going on to state that hamstrings are ‘very, very awkward’, the out-of-work manager claims that Dier is facing ‘at least’ a fortnight out of action.
“He seems to be an integral part of Jose’s plans as we’ve seen in this season’s opening games,” explained McLeish to Football Insider.
“To get a hamstring nick, you would think that that would be looking at two weeks at least, possibly a month. Hamstrings are very, very awkward muscle strains and if Dier has, if it’s only a tweak they’ll assess that.
“I think when you’re talking about hamstrings, he’ll definitely miss the next game.”
Transfer Tavern take
Dier, who has attracted mixed reviews from critics and supporters in his makeshift defensive position, now faces a potentially worrying injury update.
Luckily, Tottenham managed to get a deal for Joe Rodon over the line during the last hour of deadline day, and that transfer now looks even more of a coup.
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