Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to build upon their charge for the Premier League title last term and have already seen their Champions League campaign ended prematurely, whilst their domestic form has also suffered.
With results crucial over the coming weeks if Spurs are to maintain their advantage over Manchester United and remain in the top-four, the Lilywhites will be concerned by the injury suffered by Moussa Dembele.
The Belgian has been a key-part of Spurs’ side in recent years but the 29-year-old will now be out of action until the New Year. Worryingly for the North Londoners’ though, it seems Dembele’s latest injury is just a small part of a consistent problem.
Quoted by The Guardian, Pochettino revealed Dembele has been struggling with problems in his foot for the past few seasons- which suggests it’s won’t be the last we see of the Belgian on the injury table.
“It is the same foot, as always. It has been two or three years with problems – it is not a new problem. He feels bad about the situation because he plays one game and feels some problem. He is not free like he was last season to play, play, play.”
Spurs face huge tests over the festive season with fixtures against Burnley, Southampton, Watford and Chelsea, although they’ll be praying that Dembele is back for the clash against the Blues.