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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Spurs will wait on Alli

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham hope to have Dele Alli back for tomorrow's game at Brighton but boss Mauricio Pochettino will take no risks. 

Alli has returned to training after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with England, which has kept him out of the last two games.

In his absence, Spurs' losing streak has extended to three games after losses to Liverpool and Inter Milan - the first time the club have suffered such a run under Pochettino.

There seems to be extra pressure on tomorrow's gmae and Pochettino spoke of a slightly "anxious" state of mind in the squad, but that doesn't mean Alli will be rushed back.

"We're never going to put ourselves or our interests in front, taking risks with a player. It's impossible," he said.

"We need to win and the most important thing is all the players who are going to be on the pitch, we need to feel they're 100pc."

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