Tottenham Hotspur are a club with exhausted players and a bad string of results, but they may get a slight boost ahead of this weekend’s match against Watford at
Wembley Stadium Vicarage Road. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino announced that midfielder Harry Winks is fit to return to the squad after missing the 2-1 loss at Leicester City due to illness. Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain sidelined.
Any port in a storm, right? While Pochettino has declined to rotate much over the past few weeks, Spurs’ midfield has in particular put a lot of miles on the wheels of its players. Having Winksy back will help to make sure that the legs don’t fall off Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen.
Pochettino also seemed to confirm that Eriksen is mentally exhausted after a draining international break with Denmark that saw the Danes qualify for the World Cup, but that the issue is likely not due to injury.
Pochettino says Eriksen is maybe feeling a little tired following his international exertions with Denmark: "Mentally more than physically because his condition is fantastic, after every game the stats are unbelievable." #COYS— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 30, 2017
The Watford match will be a tough one, with Marco Silva taking the Hornets to eighth in the table, just three behind Spurs. However, Pochettino is expected to rest players in next week’s final Champions League group stage match against APOEL at Wembley Stadium, which will hopefully recharge the batteries of a few of Spurs’ key stars.