Two Tottenham first-team attackers omitted from Champions League squad
By Harry Sykes
Erik Lamela and Vincent Janssen have been omitted from Tottenham’s Champions League squad, it was confirmed today.
Uefa’s official website announced Spurs’ squad on Monday afternoon after it was submitted last Friday in the wake of the closure of the summer transfer window.
Intriguingly, Tottenham have named just a 21-man squad and it does not include senior attackers Lamela and Janssen.
Argentina international Lamela has been out for almost 11 months with injuries to both hips and has only recently begun outdoor training as part of his recovery.
Janssen was involved in transfer deadline day negotiations over a move to Premier League new boys Brighton, but the deal did not end up coming off after the player pulled the plug last minute.
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The Holland striker misses out as manager Mauricio Pochettino names three forwards in Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and new signing Fernando Llorente.
Spurs will play Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia in the group stages over the coming months.
The likes of Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters are also not included in the club’s Champions League squad, but are likely to be on the B list of younger players, which is to be confirmed closer to the start of the group stages.