Spurs duo set for return to action v West Ham after injury absence

Date published: Thursday 18th October 2018 3:05 - James Marshment

Tottenham have been handed a double boost as the club are able to welcome back their midfield duo of Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele for their London derby at West Ham on Saturday.

Eriksen has missed the last four games with an abdomen injury while Dembele has been struggling with a thigh problem.

The Dane’s agent was forced to speak out to ease fears that the playmaker faced a longer-than-expected lay-off with the injury.

Dele Alli (hamstring), Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) all continue to miss out.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino said the international break came at a good time and revealed that Alli and Rose will still be out for another 10 days.

“It was a good time for us because we are going to recover a few players like Christian and Mousa Dembele.

“Still maybe 10 days more for Dele Alli and Danny Rose is the same, one week more.

“Jan Vertonghen is a little bit longer. But the most important thing is that we start to recover players. It will be a tough month of competition for us.

“There are a lot of games ahead and it’s so important to have nearly all the squad fit to compete and play and to give options to rotate and share the games because it will be tough, the months we have ahead.

“We have seven games in one month, in four weeks, and it’s so important to have all fit to compete and to give the level that we want.”

 

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