Yesterday’s news brought confirmation that Andros Townsend would miss this summer’s World Cup after picking up an ankle injury in Saturday’s win at Stoke. The winger will be on the sidelines for 10 weeks with ligament damage and won’t return until Spurs are ready for pre-season.
Today, there is the possibility that Spurs will have no English representatives in Brazil as head coach Roy Hodgson revealed he has concerns over the fitness of Kyle Walker.
The right back picked up a pelvic injury against Benfica seven weeks ago and has not featured since but Hodgson is unclear over his current situation.
“We haven’t been told for certain that he will be out for the next six to 10 weeks but we are concerned that it has been a long time he has been out,” he said.
“During that time he has not been able to do any training with the rest of the team as far as I know.
“I know he has had another injection. We are waiting to find out whether that helps. He has not been fit for a long time.”
Walker is England’s first choice right back at present but that represents a gloomy situation. If you’re bothered about these things, the likelihood is that Hodgson’s 23 man party will not contain a single Tottenham player although there will be plenty of interest among the other nations.