By Tony Hughes
Danny Rose will miss Tottenham’s Champions League showdown against Monaco on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old suffered a hamstring injury while away with England on international duty and he was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 4-0 win against Stoke.
Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Tuesday afternoon that the left-back remains out with sidelined for the group stage opener at Wembley.
But the Spurs manager revealed, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account, that Mousa Dembele is available to make his first appearance of the season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 13, 2016
The Belgium international has missed all four of Tottenham’s Premier League matches this season after completing a six-match domestic ban that he carried over from last term.
Pochettino has selected Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama as his midfield partnership for the opening games, in which unbeaten Spurs have accumulated eight points.
Before his injury, Rose started in all three of Tottenham’s fixtures in the new campaign.
The attack minded full-back also found the net against Liverpool, earning his side a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.
He moved to Tottenham from Leeds in 2007 at the age of 17 in a deal worth £100,000.
Following loan spells at Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City and Sunderland, he has became a regular in Mauricio Pochettino’s defence.
In other Tottenham team news, Erik Lamela is expected to return to Spurs’ line-up in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Monaco.