Pochettino gives update on Dele Alli's fitness ahead of Tottenham v Watford

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Mauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli will be fit for Tottenham this weekend.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is quoted by The Express as saying that the signs look good for Dele Alli to play against Watford this weekend.

Spurs coasted to a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Norwich City on Tuesday night, with Alli grabbing the first goal in the opening seconds before a brace from Harry Kane sealed another three points.

However, teenage sensation Alli was then substituted at half time, with Nacer Chadli coming on in his place as Spurs fans became concerned about Alli's situation.

After the game, manager Pochettino told the club's official Twitter account that Alli was simply feeling unwell, and Spurs decided to give him a rest given that they were already 2-0 up.

Now, Spurs are preparing to take on Watford at White Hart Lane this weekend, just over a month after beating the Hornets 2-1 at Vicarage Road - and Pochettino has been speaking about Alli's fitness ahead of that game.

Pochettino is quoted by The Express as saying that whilst Alli was fine in training today, Spurs still need to assess him again before clearing him to play against Watford, even though the signs look good for him.

Pochettino also admitted that he still isn't sure exactly what was wrong with Alli other than being unwell, but the medical team at Tottenham aren't too worried about Alli right now.

"Today he was good in the training session but we need to assess him again. But all the signs are good," said Pochettino. "No we do not [know what was wrong with him], but we need to do some tests next week. We have a good medical team and we are not worried about the situation. Yes we need to assess him but it’s not a big issue or a big problem."

"We need to have some control, he feels good now but it’s true that after today we need to assess him again but he will be available for Saturday," he added.

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