Tottenham’s injury spree continues as Davinson Sanchez has returned from the Colombian camp with an ankle problem and is doubtful for Saturday as Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace visit Spurs new stadium.
Sanchez returned from international duty today though has complained about irritations in his ankle and will be assessed ahead of the weekend.
The 23-year-old will join Giovani Lo Celso in the treatment room with the later face being out until October with a hip problem which was provoked whilst on duty with Argentina.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino speaking about Lo Celso said: “Always it’s a sad situation, very disappointed.
“For Giovani, the first months here was to adapt to a new club and new football. Everything he was doing in a very good way. We are all so disappointed because now we need to wait for him.
“In the same way we need to be positive, it’s not another way to take it, but we need to be positive and try to provide him with good quality training and recovery. In the moment that he’s ready, to be strong and start to help the team again.”
When quizzed whether Lo Celso shouldn’t have reported for Argentina duty due injury, Pochettino added: “Nothing that I can tell you will change his reality. We’re all disappointed, first the Argentine national team and very sad. We’re all really sad. We cannot change the situation.
“That is why it is so important for us, we need to try to anticipate the things, the right judgement. The decisions are so important to have a good relationship with all the national teams.
“It’s not to blame someone. In the end the most difficult part is for the player. That is why our responsibility is always to try to anticipate the problems.”