Report: Tottenham 26-year-old set to miss FA Cup clash, Pochettino to make decision on senior duo
By Amir Mir
Danny Rose is expected to miss the FA Cup semi-final clash between Tottenham and Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, according to a report.
The London Evening Standard report that the 26-year-old resumed outdoor training this week but the highly-anticipated fixture at the weekend will come too soon for the player.
It is said the left-back could recover in time to face north London rivals Arsenal on April 30, but he may struggle to make the starting XI as a place on the bench is not out of question.
Rose has been out of action for his title-chasing team since damaging his knee during the goalless draw against Sunderland at the end of January.
Nonetheless, it is also said that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettinio will have to decide on whether the senior duo of Hugo Lloris and Kyle Walker start on Saturday.
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Backup goalkeeper Michel Vorm has been a regular feature for the side in the cup competitions, with Pochettino hinting that his Dutch shot-stopper could start by stating “he could play for any club”.
In recent weeks, right-back Kieran Trippier has dethroned Kyle Walker from the starting XI in the Premier League as he has also been a regular feature in cup competitions.
After the FA Cup game, Spurs will travel to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace for a crucial midweek encounter before gearing up for the clash against Arsenal at the end of the month.
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