Tottenham Hotspur will be without Eric Dier and Serge Aurier for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Liverpool, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.
Dier suffered a groin injury in England’s 5-0 win over
“He (Dier) has been ruled out. It’s not a big issue but he needs to recover from the problem he suffered against the Czech Republic with the national team,” Pochettino told a news conference on Friday.
“One week, 10, days, two weeks. We’ll see how it is going to improve. He was running today but we need to wait for the evolution (of the injury).
“Him, Harry Winks and Serge Aurier are going to be out for the weekend.”
Midfielder Winks is continuing on-field rehabilitation after a groin injury, while
Third-placed Spurs are facing a battle to hang on to a top-four Premier League spot, having suffered three defeats in their last four matches.
Pochettino believes the international break came at the wrong time for his players, who are eagerly waiting for an opportunity to redeem themselves.
“It’s a bad thing because after the defeat against Southampton, the last feeling is not good and three weeks without competing becomes a little bit boring,” the manager added.
“But that is the situation, we need to accept it and we cannot change that. I’m happy that we are going to
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