Mauricio Pochettino has said a decision is yet to be made on whether Dele Alli will play for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Spurs travel to the Etihad for the Champions League quarter-final second leg with a 1-0 lead thanks to Son Heung-min’s goal in the reverse fixture.

Alli left the pitch with a broken wrist in the first leg and subsequently missed Tottenham’s 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday.

The club revealed Alli returned to training this week wearing a protective cast on his arm, but Pochettino has now suggested the 23-year-old is not a shoo-in for selection against City.

“We need to assess him. We’ll have our last training session today and then we’ll decide,” Pochettino said in his press conference on Tuesday (via Football London).

Lucas Moura scored a spectacular hat-trick against Huddersfield and may get the nod over Alli in Wednesday’s team as a reward.

That said, Pochettino values Alli’s attributes and is likely to select the midfielder from the beginning if he is fit enough to play.

Erik Lamela is also back in training and contention, but Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Serge Aurier remain sidelined.



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