Didier Deschamps has provided a positive update on the fitness of Tanguy Ndombele after the midfielder limped out of Tottenham’s Premier League draw with newly-promoted Sheffield United on Saturday.

Ndombele, who has been in scintillating form in recent weeks, which has included a number of impressive performances in Europe, was withdrawn at half-time against the Blades with a groin problem and looked set to be sidelined for club and country for a period of time.

Mauricio Pochettino said after the game that the 22-year-old needed to be assessed, but he still travelled joined up with the France squad ahead of their EURO 2020 qualifiers against Moldova and Albania this on Thursday and Sunday respectively.

However, Deschamps has squashed any possible concerns and revealed that his groin is a minor problem.

“It’s not very bad, he has a little worry that should be resolved within 48 hours, The French boss told L’equipe.

“If I had uncertainty, I would have made the decision (to call someone else up), but that’s not the case.”

It means that Ndombele is expected to be fit for when Spurs return action against London rivals West Ham a week on Saturday at the London Stadium.



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