Poch talks Spurs injuries as key duo head for scan

Date published: Friday 3rd November 2017 3:12

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris and defender Toby Alderweireld will both miss Sunday’s game at home to Crystal Palace through injury.

Mauricio Pochettino said the pair will undergo scans on Friday, with the club set to learn whether either have a chance of being fit for the north London derby against Arsenal later this month.

Alderweireld suffered a hamstring strain and Lloris a groin injury during Spurs’ 3-1 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday and they now face a race against time to line up against the Gunners on November 18.

“They are now going to do a scan this afternoon, tomorrow we’ll have a better idea,” Pochettino said.

“We can guess but we must wait for information after scan and assessment from the doctor.”

Eric Dier is likely to drop into the back three against Palace while Michel Vorm will replace Lloris in goal as Tottenham look to maintain momentum following their sensational win over Madrid.

Pochettino said Harry Kane reported no ill-effects from the game against Madrid after he missed last weekend’s loss to United with a hamstring injury but Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama remain unavailable.

Lamela has been training with the first team for a few weeks but the winger is still not ready to return following his year-long absence due to a problem with his hips.

“His problem is not mental, his problem was and is real.” Pochettino said. “For Sunday it’s too difficult but maybe after international break, he can be available again.”

Wanyama has been out since August with a knee injury and Pochettino could not confirm the midfielder would play again before the end of the year.

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