Mauricio Pochettino responds when asked if Tottenham's Dele Alli will play against Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during a Tottenham Hotspur training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between...

The Tottenham Hotspur star is a big doubt for tomorrow night's game.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media today, ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City tomorrow night, and responded when asked whether Dele Alli will be fit to play, as quoted by Football.London.

The 23-year-old injured his hand playing against City last week, and he missed Saturday's game at home to Huddersfield Town, although he might have been rested anyway had he been fit.

 

Dele has been a key player for Tottenham over the last few years, and he has been in impressive form this season, racking up seven goals and five assists in 29 appearances in all competitions thus far.

Spurs fans will be desperate to see him at the Etihad tomorrow night, and Pochettino responded to reporters today when asked whether the England international will be fit enough to make the starting XI, as quoted by Football.London:

Dele Alli poses for a portrait session following an England press conference at Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

"We need to assess him. We’ll have our last training session today and then we’ll decide."

Tottenham will be in for an incredibly tough evening against Manchester City tomorrow night, regardless of which 11 players start the game, but having Dele fit and available will be a huge boost for the north London outfit.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli of Spurs have a disagreement during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London,...

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