Tottenham given massive lift over injury concern to in-form star

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Tottenham have been handed a major lift on the injury front ahead of next weekend’s big clash against Manchester City.

In-form midfielder Tanguy Ndombele picked up what was described as a ‘painful knock’ in the win at West Brom.

The France star was replaced by Giovani Lo Celso at The Hawthorns and was immediately considered a doubt for the City game.

However, claims that the decision to take Ndombele off against the Baggies was a tactical one, not injury related.

Tottenham’s record signing has finally proven his worth this season after a troubled first campaign in north London.

The 23-year-old publically feel out with Jose Mourinho and it looked like a potential summer move to Barcelona was on the cards.

But Ndomble knuckled down and has since revealed how he has managed to turn his Spurs career around.

He is expected to be fully fit when second-placed Spurs host City in a mouthwatering clash on November 21.

Mourinho still on brink of ‘disaster’

John Barnes has rejected the idea of Tottenham mounting a serious battle for the Premier League title, claiming they are “a game away from disaster”.

Spurs have started the top-flight campaign in impressive fashion, losing only once in their opening eight games. That defeat came on the opening day but since then, they have shown spells of promising form.


Indeed, Jose Mourinho‘s men sit a point behind leaders Leicester in the Premier League table. Their form has been principally supplied by Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, who have provided 15 goals and 10 assists between them.

As such, and with Gareth Bale yet to hit peak form, Tottenham are tipped for a title challenge. According to Barnes, though, there needs to be a reality check on the club’s progress.

“Tottenham are doing well, but Manchester City and Liverpool are still the favourites for the title,”

“They ground out a victory against West Brom, a game they could have easily lost. But Tottenham aren’t a team who can continue to do that.

“Spurs don’t play with enough consistency, score enough goals, so they are over and above their own expectations now sitting in second position.

“They are title challengers in the sense they will be in the top four. But they won’t finish in the top two.”

Barnes added that the atmosphere at Spurs could soon change if a run of poor results comes their way.