Tottenham fans were in the lurch for what felt like the entire season throughout 2018/19 when it came to their luck on the injury front, and the last thing they need this time around is the same sort of scenario. With that in mind, getting through the international break injury-free will be key.
Throughout last season we saw Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Serge Aurier, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Harry Kane all miss matches with injury, and that is a lot of key men.
So far during the current round of internationals, we’ve already seen one Spurs man have a scare, as Giovani Lo Celso was substituted whilst playing for Argentine against Chile after taking a heavy knock on the ankle during the 0-0 draw.
The midfield loanee has since played down his injury saying it was only a knock, as per Sky Sports, but it’s also claimed that he won’t be risked when La Albiceleste face Mexico on Wednesday, and that will come as good news to the Lilywhites.
Going into the international break the fans already had Ben Davies, Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Ryan Sessegnon, Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli either injured or recovering from an injury, so losing anyone else is the last thing that the club needs.
The next few games that Tottenham face after the international break are Crystal Palace at home before facing Olympiacos, Leicester and Colchester away, and with all of those very winnable on paper, the Lilwyhites will be keen to have a squad as injury-free as possible and get some wins under their belt.