Five players for Tottenham fans to keep an eye on during the international break

Erik Lamela

Hugo Lloris, Fabio Coentrao, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Erik Lamela and Kyle Walker feature.

It is international week, and Premier League fans could very soon start suffering from withdrawal symptoms as they do not get their weekly dose of football delights.

But there are of course plenty of international fixtures going on, with some more important than others, and plenty of Premier League interest to be had from each of these fixtures.

We take a look at which five players Tottenham fans need to be keeping tabs on over the next few days.

Hugo Lloris

This one is a no-brainer, excuse the pun, as the Les Bleus captain will be playing for the first time since he groggily continued post-Lukaku impact in the Premier League recently.

Since then the Frenchman has missed the games against Sheriff Tiraspol in the UEFA Europa League and the defeat in the Premier League against Newcastle United.

French boss Didier Deschamps however says he is fine to go toe-to-toe with Ukraine in the World Cup play-offs.

Let’s see if Lukaku knocked any talent out of his skull.

Fabio Coentrao

Another player in action in a play-off fixture - but this one is not a Spurs player.

Coentrao, currently with Real Madrid, has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in recent weeks as he would offer a solution to the left-back shortage at the club.

Can he help inspire Portugal to triumph over Sweden?

Gylfi Sigurdsson

I bumped into Icelandic legends Hermann Hreidarsson and Brynjar Gunnarsson the other night, and we spoke about the country’s chances of defeating Croatia and making it to their first ever FIFA World Cup.

They were sceptical, but we all agreed that Sigurdsson would be key to any victory.

Can he create history for the Scandinavian minnows?

Erik Lamela

Argentina take on Ecuador and Bosnia-Herzegovina over the international break, and do so without the injured Lionel Messi.

That presents a chance for one of the fringe players of the squad to stake a claim for regular football.

Lamela is likely to be one such player, and given that Tottenham fans have not yet seen much of their man, they would like to see him in action at some point - hopefully scoring goals.

Kyle Walker

This was originally supposed to be Clint Dempsey, but he pulled out of the Scotland game injured this morning. Then I checked if Togo were playing, no luck for Sparrow Hawk Emmanuel Adebayor.

So then I thought Spurs fans might want to keep an eye out for Kyle Walker, and in particular his injury.

He is expected to miss the Chile game, but return for Germany because of a ‘minor injury’.

Spurs fans will hope it remains minor.

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