Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference today had three bits of good news for Spurs fans.

Erik Lamela was missed in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool, with Heung Min-Son failing to impress before being substituted in favour of Nacer Chadli.

The Argentine’s industry has become crucial to Tottenham’s style of play and is another example of a player who has turned his career around under Pochettino.

Clinton N’Jie and Jan Vertonghen have both been long-term casualties so even if they fail tomorrow’s fitness test, it is good news that they are back in contention.

With precious few attacking options available to Pochettino, N’Jie could get the opportunity to shine before the season is out, with his pace giving the manager a fresh option.

Vertonghen was a mainstay of the side before his injury and had formed a brilliant partnership with his countryman Toby Alderweireld. The form of Kevin Wimmer has meant that Vertonghen has barely been missed and it will be interesting to see who Pochettino will prefer when they are both fit.

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