Mauricio Pochettino provides update on injured Tottenham Hotspur players

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 23, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur are due to meet Ajax in the second-leg of their Champions League match next week.

Tottenham manager \ head coach Mauricio Pochettino during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

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.

Spurs’ squad is not the bulkiest in the Premier League, and the holes in it have been exposed with so many players out injured.

 

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.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gestures towards a ball boy during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at at the...

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.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 27, 2019 in...

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