Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has told reporters he hopes to have Danny Rose available after the international break, also revealing that Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele will be out until January.
Rose is currently out with a groin injury, while Dembele is suffering from ankle ligament damage.
“I saw him this morning. I asked him for his perfume because he has very nice perfume. [His recovery] is a little bit longer than we expected,” Pochettino said, via ESPN reporter Ben Pearce. “We hope [after the international break] he will be back – maybe not the start of the first week.”
#thfc Pochettino on Danny Rose: “I saw him this morning. I asked him for his perfume because he has very nice perfume. [His recovery] is a little bit longer than we expected. We hope [after the international break] he will be back – maybe not the start of the first week.”
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) November 8, 2018
As for Dembele, the midfield enforcer is expected back after the turn of the year, while the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier
“We hope that from the beginning of January he [Dembele] will be ready” the manager explained, per football.london. “After it’s about the evolution, it’s very dynamic the evolution and how he’s going to recover. Always it’s about the patient, the player, and how he’s going to react after the injury. We hope he’ll be back as soon as possible and early in January to help the team.
Spurs injury news: Mousa Dembele’s ankle scans have confirmed ligament damage to right ankle and he is unlikely to be available until the New Year. Dier (thigh) and Wanyama (knee) have returned to training with the squad. Rose (groin) and Vertonghen (hamstring) – continuing rehab
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) November 8, 2018