Tottenham Hotspur are struggling with Injuries to key star players and the setback have affected their results greatly.
Tottenham are not having the best run of form with key men, Harry Kane and Dele Alli out injured while South Korean Forward, Son Heung-Min has been on International duty with the South Korean National team competing in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. Mauricio Pochettino’s side isn’t renowned to dig deep in the Transfer Market and have often been criticized for not having able backups. The absence of their key players along with ineffective performances against Chelsea in the League Cup Semi-Final along with a disappointing loss to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup last night has put Spurs in a spot of bother.
Knocked out of 2 competitions in 4 days.
Kane and Dele injured.
Rough week for Tottenham 🙃 pic.twitter.com/HUjSqkAkb3
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2019
Spurs do have a sigh of relief though, South Korea were beaten by Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Final three days ago and Son Heung-min has already arrived in London. Mauricio Pochettino revealed that the player is fatigued but could be available for selection on Wednesday when Tottenham take on Watford.
“Yes, yes. Today we were with him on the training ground in the morning. He’s so tired, he played three games. Very tough games. Of course not too much energy today, but we hope he’ll be available and ready on Wednesday to help the team.”
Even with Son’s return Spurs are expected to struggle with the Champions League knockout games fast approaching, the Premier League Top 4 race getting tighter with every passing week and Harry Kane along with Dele Alli ruled out, thing are looking bleak for the North Londoners.
Kane and Alli are sidelined with ankle ligament injuries till the first weekend of March. By then Spurs would’ve played six games in the Premier League including games against Top 4 rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. The English duo is also likely to miss both legs of their Champions League Round of 16 clashes against an in-form Borussia Dortmund.
Spurs will be in desperate need of quality backups or the next round of fixtures could derail their Season. Tottenham have always been perennial overachievers, with limited resources and a tight wage bill they always go on to achieve extraordinary results. This time around, in my opinion, they will need to stretch their wage bill out a little bit and at least try to get someone in on a short term Loan. With Llorente, Son and Eriksen as their primary players up front, I’m afraid Tottenham Hotspur may not make the cut.