It feels like it was just yesterday that Tottenham Hotspur were lifting the Audi Cup trophy after beating Bayern Munich on penalties in a totally-not-made-up and #actually significant preseason tournament. But here we are, about to welcome the German champions to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Champions League tomorrow evening.
The good news for Spurs is that there’s no new news. Tottenham still have two players out to injury — Giovani Lo Celso who continues to work his way back from a hip injury and likely won’t return until November, and Ryan Sessegnon, who came to Spurs injured and hasn’t yet made his North London debut.
Considering everyone else is healthy and available for selection, that’s pretty good news for Tottenham. It means that Mauricio Pochettino will be able to pick what one hopes will be something close to his first choice starting XI against the team that is expected to win this Champions League group.
As for Bayern, they got some good news of their own — our sister site Bavarian Football Works is reporting that Lucas Hernandez and Ivan Perisic are both cleared to play against Tottenham tomorrow, something that was a doubt a couple of days earlier. BFW thinks Perisic is likely to start on the bench, and the health and fitness of David Alaba may determine whether Hernandez starts against Spurs or not. Leon Goretzka and Fiete Arp are both still ruled out for Bayern.