Pochettino delivers worrying Tottenham blow after win v Crystal Palace
By Russell Edge
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that midfielder Harry Winks suffered a twisted ankle in the club’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The 21-year-old was substituted at half time, being replaced by Belgian enforcer Mousa Dembele, as a second half Heung-min Son strike from outside the box secured the three points for Pochettino and his men.
Speaking after the game the Argentine manager confirmed that it was an enforced switch, as opposed to a tactical change, which saw Winks depart, as he became the latest on a long list of Tottenham stars who are suffering with setbacks.
Confirming the youngster would have to undergo medical tests, he was quoted on BBC Radio 5 Live’s official Twitter page as saying: “Harry Winks twisted his ankle, now we’ll assess him.”
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However he did provide on the fitness of fellow midfielder Dele Alli, who missed out against the Eagles with a minor hamstring strain.
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He told BBC Radio 5 Live on their twitter page: “Dele is not a big problem. It’s good for him to rest.
“We hope he’ll be ready for Arsenal.”
Winks has been somewhat of a revelation in the centre of the park this season, after being introduced into the first team line up as a result of an injury crisis, which saw Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama both ruled out of action.
He has appeared in 13 of the club’s 17 matches across all competitions, which includes starts in the last five league games and three out of four of their Champions League ties.
He joins Alli, Wanyama, Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld and Michel Vorm as the Tottenham stars who are currently undergoing treatment.
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