The recent injury to Moussa Sissoko comes as a huge setback to Tottenham as they face crisis in their midfield options.
Spurs traveled for their U.S. tour without the likes of Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, Harry Winks and Josh Onomah with injury scares. While Wanyama flew home with a knee injury, Sissoko got injured in the first half against Barcelona which the La Liga side won on penalties.
The injury means Tottenham has 7 midfielders out with injury.
“We need to assess Moussa tomorrow, in the next few days, to see what happens,” the manager said. “We hope it’s a minor injury, but he feels something in his hamstring.
“Erik [Lamela], after the game against Roma, felt a minor injury but in a different muscle. We hope he can play against AC Milan [on Tuesday].
“Victor Wanyama has gone back with Tashan to London because they need to see the doctor there. We’re going to assess him in the next few days and see what happens.”
“We’re going to see what happens in the next few days.
“If you say we need to sign there [in central midfield], maybe. But with or without injuries that was our target after we finished last season — to add some players with qualities that can help us achieve all that we want. With or without, I think we are going to.”
“You need to be relaxed, working hard,” he said.
“My focus is on trying to help the team and develop the way we want to play and arrive in the best condition to start the season. Nothing’s going to change if I change my behaviour or the way I act.”
“They were fantastic. The reality is that they played against Roma and Barcelona fantastically,” he said.
“It’s an amazing experience for them. To give them that experience is massive. We need to take positive things in a negative period about some injuries.”