Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has delivered some hopeful news over Dele Alli’s injury fears following their 6-2 drubbing of Everton.
“He didn’t feel a big problem,” the Spurs boss told Sky Sports. “Maybe [he was] a little bit tired from Wednesday. I hope it’s not a big issue. It was a precaution.”
Pochettino added at a news conference: “I didn’t see [the challenge]. I am curious to see the action. I didn’t want to say because I’ve not seen the video. It was a tough action. We hope it’s not a big issue.”
Spurs are playing outsiders in the title race between Liverpool and Manchester City now. They are 6 points behind the leaders, an amount which is more than achievable but given Liverpool’s unbeaten run this season, it will take Spurs some doing to romp to the title. They are also in contention in the Champions League with a round of 16 tie against high flying Borussia Dortmund.
Alli is an integral member of the front four alongside Son, Kane and Eriksen and Pochettino will be hoping that he has all four fit and firing for the second half of the season if his team are serious about winning titles next year.