Editor’s note: this article has been updated from its’ original time of publication.
There’s no rest for a weary Tottenham Hotspur squad as the team piled into a plane for Tuesday’s Champions League second leg match against Dortmund. But there is good news — the club released team news via Twitter and Dele Alli is the team’s only significant injury.
Spurs journalist Dan “Dank P” Kilpatrick tweeted that Tottenham midfielders Eric Dier and Harry Winks are both on the plane, but it looks like Dele and Kieran Trippier stayed in London.
Winks & Dier have travelled - good news. No sign of Alli https://t.co/3yAgqVFuMU— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 4, 2019
There was some hope that Dele might be fit enough to make the Dortmund match, but Spurs should be okay in midfield without him and with everyone else presumably available. Dier in particular hasn’t been seen for a while, as he has been recovering from tonsillitis (and presumably eating a lot of “recovery ice cream”). Winksy has been dealing with a hip injury that kept him out of the North London Derby.
I have no idea if either are 90 minutes match fit, but having both of them available makes me feel a lot better about Spurs being able to hold onto their 3-0 advantage from the first leg. And my goodness, that is perhaps the most Tottenham Fan sentence I have ever written on this blog.
Update: in comments to the press ahead of the match, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino also confirmed that right back Kieran Trippier was also left in London with a slight injury.
#thfc Poch says Alli could be involved vs Southampton & reveals that Trippier has been left in London with a "small problem"— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 4, 2019
Dortmund is coming off a bit of a blip in their league form — they fell 2-1 at Augsburg, and have drawn three of their last five matches, taking six points from a possible 15. Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer are both questionable for the hosts, but they will have the services of both Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer, both of whom missed the first leg at Wembley Stadium.
The match kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Signal Iduna.