Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Erik Lamela has been ruled out of Thursday’s Europa League game against Ludogorets and then Sunday’s trip to Chelsea.
Lamela hasn’t featured for Spurs since the win over Brighton earlier this month due to a calf injury – the latest problem the Argentine has suffered in recent years.
And now, Lamela, whose performed relatively well in his 10 appearances this term, will miss the next two fixtures because of calf issue.
Quotes via Football.London: “Erik I don’t think back this week for tomorrow or for Sunday. I think I can say that,” Mourinho said.
Whilst this appears a blow to Tottenham, Mourinho, and previously, Mauricio Pochettino, will have got to used to Lamela missing matches with small niggles, so the Portuguese should cope fine without the former Roma man.
In fact, Sunday’s win against Manchester City was the 100th match in all competitions that the 28-year-old has missed in his eight seasons with Tottenham due to injury.
Meanwhile, with Mourinho likely to rest players ahead of Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge, it could open the door for Dele Alli, who hasn’t been involved since the 1-0 defeat at Royal Antwerp last month.