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05 Aug 2019, 00:18 IST
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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli

Mauricio Pochettino admitted he’s “apprehensive” about Dele Alli after revealing the Tottenham midfielder is ready to overlook the beginning of the brand new season with a contemporary hamstring harm.

Alli was dominated out of Tottenham’s last pre-season pleasant towards Inter on Sunday and is now in a race towards time to be match for subsequent Saturday’s Premier League opener towards Aston Villa.

The 23-year-old missed various matches with an analogous harm drawback final season and Pochettino is worried concerning the period of time considered one of his star males has spent on the sidelines in his 4 years with Spurs.

“I don’t know if the membership will talk the time [he will be out] however I don’t imagine he will be prepared for the beginning of the season,” Pochettino stated at his post-match information convention.

“It is the identical sort of harm [as before]. After all we’re apprehensive. He is nonetheless so younger – simply 23 years outdated and he has had many, many hamstring issues in the previous couple of years. 

“We’re right here to attempt to assist him. I believe it is a minor harm – most likely a couple of weeks earlier than he could be accessible once more and be with the group.”

Tottenham had been additionally with out Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier for his or her pleasant with Inter on residence soil, which they misplaced 4-Three on penalties following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes – Lucas Moura’s early strike being cancelled out by Stefano Sensi.

Pochettino conceded after the match various his gamers can be wanting health come the beginning of the brand new marketing campaign.

“With Juan I believe the medical employees are going to offer an replace within the subsequent few days,” he stated. “I can’t say extra as a result of I do not know precisely how a lot time he can be out for. 

“For positive it is a robust harm and for positive it’s many weeks he’s going to be out. We hope he can get well as quickly as attainable.

“Serge, Victor and Dier had been on the coaching floor. For various causes they’re quick of their preparation. Quite than play as we speak it was necessary to coach and to attempt to be match as quickly as attainable.

“We’re going to arrive in an excellent situation [for the first game], however perhaps not in a perfect situation. 

“Some gamers are somewhat bit shorter of their preparation. It’s not preferrred, nevertheless it’s after going to be such a tricky season and we’re joyful. 

“We have to enhance. We’ve got one week to organize for the sport however we’ll arrive in a superb situation to attempt to beat Aston Villa.”

Membership-record signing Tanguy Ndombele made his residence debut in Sunday’s Worldwide Champions Cup match and Pochettino just isn’t ruling out extra new signings earlier than Thursday’s deadline, regardless of an absence of current dialogue with chairman Daniel Levy.

“I’m proud of my squad,” he stated. “You may see as we speak loads of youthful gamers. 

“Each season we’re all the time open to enhance the squad and to attempt to discover the best gamers to be stronger and higher and there are nonetheless 4 days. We’ll see what occurs within the subsequent few days.

“However Daniel is in Miami and I have not had the chance to speak to him.”

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