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Friday 19 April 2019

Pochettino: Alli injury has come at worst moment

Dele Alli
Dele Alli

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Dele Alli's hamstring injury has come at the "worst moment".

Alli has been ruled out until early March after sustaining the problem in Sunday's 2-1 win over Fulham, the third time he has suffered a hamstring injury this season.

The 22-year-old joins Harry Kane in the treatment room and the influential pair are going to miss a crucial part of Spurs' campaign, starting with the League Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea tonight.

They are also set to miss the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Crystal Palace, the Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund, the League Cup final if they beat Chelsea and a host of important Premier League games, potentially including the north London derby.

Pochettino said: "Now we need to be positive like with Harry Kane. Of course, we are going to miss him for a long period. It's one of the worst moments because we have ahead very busy fixtures."

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