Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino on Clinton N'Jie's fitness concerns

The Cameroonian was sidelined for Spurs' last match.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has shed light on the injury that kept summer signing Clinton N'Jie out of Monday night’s win over Aston Villa.

The flying winger was a surprise absentee from the match-day squad and was replaced on the bench by academy starlet Josh Onomah.

His absence added to that of Heung-Min Son and Nacer Chadli in further limiting Spurs’ attacking options but Pochettino was quick to allay supporter’s fears.

“Clinton has a small issue with his hamstring,” said the Argentine, in quotes published by the Ham & High. “Maybe for Arsenal [on Sunday] he will be available to be selected.”

The news comes as another welcome boost after the return to training of Son and Nabil Bentaleb this week.

The South Korean is expected to play some part in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht, while Bentaleb is thought to still be some way from match fitness.

Spurs have got off to a flyer this season and the news of several important squad members imminently back in contention will further increase the confidence that their ten-game unbeaten Premier League run can be extended.

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