Tottenham Hotspur are due to meet Ajax in the second-leg of their Champions League match next week.
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to Football.London that it will be difficult for any of Tottenham Hotspur’s injured players to make it back for the second-leg of their Champions League tie against Ajax next week.
Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Harry Kane all missed out on playing in Tottenham’s semi final against the Dutch side on Tuesday evening and they were sorely missed.
But Pochettino does not think he will have many more options in Holland, with Heung-Min Son’s return from suspension the only improvement likely to be available.
“I don't know. It's going to be difficult, yes,” Pochettino admitted, when asked if any of Spurs’ injured players could feature next week.
“The only one who for sure has the possibility to be available is Son, who was suspended, but the rest we don't know.”
Tottenham’s attacking play against Ajax was stifled in the first-leg, as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat.
Son’s return should boost Spurs, but their injury problems still mean Pochettino’s options are limited.
Fernando Llorente is the most likely candidate to drop to the bench to make room for Son in the starting line-up next week.
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