Mauricio Pochettino gives update on Mousa Dembele's injury

Mauricio Pochettino claims Mousa Dembele could be out for up to two weeks.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the London Evening Standard that Mousa Dembele could miss up to two weeks of action.

Spurs made it three wins in a row on Monday afternoon, as they beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min.

The result took Tottenham up in to third place, and they currently lie just four points behind league leaders Arsenal in what is becoming a remarkable season for Pochettino's men.

However, Spurs did suffer one big blow against Watford, as midfielder Mousa Dembele suffered another injury setback, lasting just 45 minutes before being replaced by Christian Eriksen.

The Belgian international picked up a knock against Norwich City on Saturday, but was passed fit to play against Watford - and now faces an extended period on the sidelines.

Manager Pochettino spoke to the London Evening Standard after the final whistle, and revealed that Dembele could be out for up to two weeks, but hopes the injury isn't too bad as he awaits the final results on his latest knock.

"We need to wait and assess him tomorrow," said Pochettino. "We hope it’s not too bad. Maybe one week, two weeks," he added.

Dembele, 28, has been superb for Tottenham this season, providing power and drive through the middle of the park, and his absence will certainly be felt as Spurs chase a top four place - but Pochettino shouldn't be without his midfield star for too long.

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