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Team news: Ndombele returns to Tottenham training ahead of Norwich

And he might even feature!


Tottenham Hotspur host Norwich City tomorrow in the Premier League, and Spurs have released their team and injury information ahead of the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. There’s good news — the injury list is down to three, as Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, and Ben Davies are the only players who remain out. The club confirmed that midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who had been struggling with a hip injury over the past few weeks, is back in full training.

But just because he’s back in training doesn’t mean he’ll actually PLAY, right? Well, not so fast. When asked about Ndombele, Mourinho said that there’s a chance he could feature for Tottenham, though maybe only in a limited capacity.

“I hope [he will be fit to play a run of games]. When you look at when he played, he offers us something we need. Last week he worked one-on-one with a fitness coach to bring his level up before joining the group. Hopefully he can give us something tomorrow.

“He’s ready, he’s not ready for 90 minutes. He will be involved. He will be selected. I’m not telling you to start or come later, but no injury. Completely free. Just a question of condition and mentality to be ready, but he’s back tomorrow.”

Ndombele has had something of a nightmare debut season in the Premier League. He wasn’t a player who was known for suffering injuries, but he’s had several this season already, missing eight league matches for various injuries and niggles. Maybe it’s Tanguy getting used to the more physical and fast-paced nature of the Premier League, or maybe it’s just bad luck. Either way, Spurs could really use him in midfield again as they try and salvage a good ending to this season.

Still no word on Hugo Lloris, who has returned to training after dislocating his elbow against Brighton this fall; Mourinho has previously said he hopes Lloris will return to the starting lineup by the beginning of February.