Adrift in a sea of meaningless international fixtures, finally some flotsam of good news on which to cling! Tom Collomosse at the Standard is suggesting that Christian Eriksen could be in the frame to return to the Tottenham Hotspur first team in time for this weekend's match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
This is, of course, utterly fantastic news, but it should be taken with a solid dose of hold-your-horses. Eriksen has been out for a couple of weeks now after picking up a knee injury in training, and the club has not exactly been forthcoming with updates as to his condition. So while his coming back so soon after injury is wonderful, do also keep in mind that our Great Dane also didn't participate in Denmark's two Euro qualifiers this week. If he's not healthy enough to play for his country, expecting him to come back and be match-fit to start at Sunderland seems like a tall order.
Still, he might at least feature, which is also likely for new signing Son Heung-Min. Who knows if a week and a half of training is going to be enough for Pochettino to throw him into the side, but it wouldn't surprise me if we at minimum see Sonny as a late-game sub against the Black Cats. Possibly for Harry Kane?
One player that may not see his Tottenham debut this weekend is Clinton N'Jie. The Standard states that he's still building fitness and might not be ready to go in time.
Spurs enter the match against Sunderland pretty desperately needing a win. They're currently sitting on three points after four matches, and beating up on Younes Kaboul and his (presumably?) new Cabal would be a great way of getting the season back on track.