Spurs star indicates return is closer despite Pochettino’s comments

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker put a photo on Instagram labelled: ‘Grafting in the gym #notlong #coys’ despite manager Pochettino claiming it’s impossible to give a date on his return.

On Wednesday, the Mirror quoted Mauricio Pochettino's comments to the press that it was impossible to put a date on the influential right-back’s return from injury.

‘’At the moment it is impossible to give you the date,’’ said Pochettino. ‘’It is a good recovery at the moment.’’

‘’We are happy, but it’s impossible to predict the time, when he is maybe ready to train with the team and to start to play.’’

However, Kyle Walker took to Instagram to release the good news that his return maybe sooner than the manager is letting on by labelling a photo with the hashtag ‘#notlong’.

The England international has been out for nearly seven months now, with his last appearance coming in Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Benfica in the Europa League, although he did feature in pre-season.

Pochettino has been playing England under-21 defender Eric Dier at right-back so far this season and, in fairness, the youngster has had a steady start to the season.

Nevertheless, the Argentinian manager will no doubt be keen to see Walker back in the side fully fit as soon as possible.

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