Nothing to worry about! Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino assuaged any lingering fan concerns over the injury status of three key players, saying in a press conference today that Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, and Danny Rose are all fit to start Tuesday’s match at Sunderland.
I don’t think anyone was super worried about any of these three players. Poch had earlier said that they were injured and would not be participating in this past weekend’s FA Cup match against Wycombe, but these were players that everyone wanted to rest against the Chairboys anyway. Now all three are set to start against Sunderland and all is right with the world.
Meanwhile, Poch also gave an update on Kieran Trippier, who limped off the pitch with a half hour to go in Spurs’ 4-3 win over Wycombe, and the status of Jan Vertonghen’s recovery.
On Tottenham’s website, Poch went into (slightly) more detail, saying that Jan is starting to run, but that the timeline for his recovery is the same: it’ll be a few more weeks before we see him back in action. Also, no real change in the status of Erik Lamela, who is still “day to day.”
In addition to Tuesday’s match against Sunderland, Spurs have upcoming games against Middlesbrough on Feb. 4, away to Liverpool on Feb. 11, and back-to-back Europa League ties vs. Gent on Feb. 16 & 23.