Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he is concerned about Victor Wanyama’s fitness.

The midfielder is set to see a specialist after his recovery from a knee injury suffered in August stalled.

“We are concerned about his situation,” Pochettino told reporters. “We must wait for when he sees the specialist and then we’ll see what happens.

“But of course after some time without him involved in the training sessions and with the team, we are concerned. But now we need to wait next week to have a more clear idea of what’s going on.” (Quotes via ESPN.)

Mousa Dembele returned to training last week but he is set for another spell on the sidelines after injuring his hip in Madrid.

Pochettino was unable to explain Dembele’s specific situation, but his assistant Jesus Perez said: “He had an incident in one of the training sessions [in Madrid], and complained about one of his hips and he’s not able to cope with the intensity of the training.

“It’s as simple as that. It’s been three or four days since the incident and he can’t cope with the intensity of the training.”

It seems Spurs are one injury away from a bit of a crisis in midfield. The sooner Wanyama and Dembele return, the better.



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