Some of the key stories surrounding Tottenham this Tuesday.
Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen looks set to be out for four weeks after with an ankle injury. It was initially thought the Danish international had suffered ligament damage but that doesn’t appear to be the case after a scan.
A statement from the club read: ‘Following an MRI scan on Monday it has been determined that Christian Eriksen suffered a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments playing for Denmark against Norway on Friday.
‘The scan showed no signs of ruptured ligaments which will result in a shorter period of recovery for the attacking midfielder.’
Striker Roberto Soldado has admitted he hasn’t been in the best form since he arrived at White Hart Lane and would like to have more goals than the six he has already scored for the club.
He told Spurs TV: ‘I am a realist and I know on the pitch I am not happy with everything. I am not combining with my team-mates how I would like but I know I am very close.
‘I don’t want to stop scoring goals, that’s why Tottenham signed me. I’m not 100% but the manager has put his faith in me and he is giving me minutes. Scoring more goals for this team is my target.’
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thinks the title race will end up being between four teams, and that Spurs won’t be one of them. The two sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and could provide some extra motivation for Andre Villas-Boas’ men.
Former Spurs goalkeeper Ray Clemence believes that winger Andros Townsend is sensible enough to know he has to keep up his good form if he is to get into Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Clemence told the Spurs website: ‘He’s a very level headed boy and therefore he knows that, yes, things are going well but there’s a long time before the World Cup squad is picked so now he’s got to concentrate on staying in this Spurs team and continuing to play as well as he is doing in the team, and everything else will follow on the back of that.’
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