By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham trio Mousa Dembele, Harry Kane and Dele Alli will all be assessed on Monday ahead of Tuesday evening’s Champions League encounter with Monaco.
The Spurs side will travel to France in order to take on the Ligue 1 side in their Group E clash.
It is set to be a crucial fixture for the north London outfit with Spurs sat in third with four points, two away from Bayer Leverkusen in second and four from Monaco at the top.
The job could be made harder for Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is unsure whether the three star players can play the full 90 minutes in France.
ESPN’s Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick covered the pre-match press conference on his personal Twitter account, revealing the news on the trio.
#thfc Poch says Mousa Dembele, Harry Kane and Dele Alli will all be assessed today. He's not sure if they can play 90 minutes vs Monaco.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) November 21, 2016
All three players featured in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over West Ham, with Kane playing the full 90 minutes and scoring two goals.
However, he has recently returned from a long-term ankle injury suffered earlier in the campaign and two matches in quick succession may be asking to much as he continues his recovery.
Dembele also started the match against the Hammers, but he suffered an injury while with Belgium in the most recent international break and had to depart the field after 73 minutes to be replaced by the more attacking Son Heung-min.
Alli was the only one of the three not to start after suffering an injury before the Arsenal fixture earlier in the month which also ruled him out of England duty.
He made a 22-minute cameo against the east London outfit and the Monaco match may have come too early for the 20-year-old.
An important fixture like this has come at the wrong time for Tottenham with Toby Alderweireld and Ben Davies also out injured.
However, they will be severely disappointed if they are knocked out of the elite competition at this early stage.
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