Pochettino delivers fitness update on key Tottenham trio ahead of Sunderland
By Dominic Toner
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Tottenham players Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose are all available to make their comeback against Sunderland.
The key trio missed Spurs’ dramatic 4-3 victory against Wycombe on Saturday in the FA Cup fourth-round at White hart Lane.
Alderweireld was taken off against Manchester City with a hamstring concern, whille Rose (knee) and Kane (groin) missed the cup tie.
However, they are all in line to make their return to the side for Tuesday night’s Premier League trip to Sunderland.
Pochettino explained that the three were back in training and prepared for Tuesday, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.
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Spurs are currently third-placed in the league table and will start as favourites against relegation-threatened Sunderland.
The north London club are unbeaten in their last nine games across all competitions and will be hoping to close the nine-point gap to leaders Chelsea in the league.
Alderweireld’s return to the side will be a huge boost as they are already with senior man Jan Vertonghen, while Rose is an ever-present at left-back.
Meanwhile, they will also welcome back star striker Kane into the team and he has been in great form this season.
The England international has scored 15 goals in 20 appearances this campaign and is a crucial player in Pochettino’s side.
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