Tottenham confirm double injury boost ahead of Aston Villa clash

Serge Aurier and Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 02, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Tottenham Hotspur duo Eric Dier and Serge Aurier have returned to first-team training.

Olivier Giroud of Chelsea jumps for a header with Eric Dier and Serge Aurier both of Tottenham Hotspur during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham...

Tottenham have received a double boost ahead of their Premier League season opener against Aston Villa next week with Eric Dier and Serge Aurier returning to first-team training.

Spurs play host to Villa next Saturday in the 17:30 kick-off, and Mauricio Pochettino's men will be desperate to get off to a good start.

Aurier has been out since injuring his hand whilst on international duty with the Ivory Coast. The right-back had surgery to repair his damaged hand.

 

Dier, meanwhile, has been out since undergoing a procedure to correct an issue detected during medical assessments on the first day of pre-season training.

The Tottenham pair have now returned to pre-season trainman, however:

Whilst it could be argued that neither Aurier or Dier are guaranteed first-team starters for Spurs, they are undoubtedly key squad members, so having them back and available for action can only be a good thing for the north London outfit.

The season opener against big spending Villa will be far from easy, so Tottenham will have to be at their best if they are to kick off the new season with three points next weekend.

Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur, and Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate following their sides victory in the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at...

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