Report: Star attacker major doubt for Tottenham v Juventus after training ground update
Tottenham could face a Juventus side missing star attacker Paulo Dybala after he was left training by himself ahead of the two clubs’ Champions League clash, according to a report.
Italian football news website CalcioMercato claim that the 24-year-old forward, who can operate in either a second striker’s role or a centre forward position, is still yet to rejoin his team mates in undertaking the full set of drills at the Italian giants’ training ground, having been suffering with a hamstring injury.
It is said that Juve boss Max Allegri is reluctant to bring the Argentinian international back too early after he picked up the injury back in early January, having done without Dybala for the last five games across all competitions, leaving him a major doubt against Spurs.
Tottenham travel to Turin for the first leg of the knock out clash on Tuesday, meaning they will have faced both of last season’s finalists of the competition already, having played Real Madrid twice in the group stage, drawing at the Bernabeu and defeating the reigning champions 3-1 at Wembley.
Dybala, who has 12 caps for Argentina, was a mainstay in the Juventus team prior to his layoff, with a total of 28 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 17 goals.
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