By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that new signing Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Danny Rose could be available in a week’s time.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Spurs’ Sunday tie against Sunderland the Argentina manager stated that the duo may be available for the match against Middlesbrough on September 24th.
N’Koudou is waiting to make his first appearance for Spurs, while Rose suffered a hamstring injury while with England on international duty, missing ties against Stoke and Monaco so far.
“We’ll see. He needs to work more,” said Pochettino speaking about N’Koudou to the Hertfordshire Mercury. “I think maybe he will be ready to be selected next week, maybe but not sure.
“It is going well. He is very young, he speaks only French, it’s a big problem for him. He is learning quickly, but he is still settling into the team.”
Talking about Rose, Pochettino also stated that he could be available within a week: “If all is going like it is so far I think maybe one week more and he will be available to be selected.”
N’Koudou joined Tottenham from Marseille in a long drawn out transfer saga which lasted the duration of the summer.
He didn’t feature for the Ligue 1 club in the new campaign before his move and he now looks to gain match fitness.
Meanwhile, Rose has been ever present in the Tottenham back four starting the opening three league matches, as well as scoring a goal in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool and Pochettino will be keen for him to return to his side.
In other Tottenham team news, fans expressed their delight on Twitter after Harry Winks signed a new deal with the club