Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela has suffered a muscle injury while training with Argentina, raising question marks over his participation against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers for 2018 in Russia. Argentina won the last game 2-1 against Chile where Lamela was an unused substitute and the player is believed to have picked up the injury while training.
Argentine daily Rionegro reports that the injury has led to a hindrance in training and Tottenham will be hoping that the 24-year-old comes back unscathed as he has been an integral member of their squad this season. Lamela has scored 14 goals and assisted six in the league thus far and his absence, with only seven games left in the season, will be a massive blow for Mauricio Pochettino in his quest to win the title.
The Spurs are well placed on the injury front, with only Jan Vertonghen unavailable with a long-term setback, allowing Mauricio Pochettino to field the same 11 day in, day out. He will be mightily pleased by the performance of his players for the England national team, which saw two Spurs players from the four on the pitch score two crucial goals to hand the Three Lions an encouraging win.
Harry Kane and Eric Dier were the scorers while Jamie Vardy scored the other to stage a brilliant comeback, having gone two goals down.
Tottenham have a few important games lined up just after the international break, with games against Liverpool, Manchester United and Stoke City all coming one after the other. The Spurs are believed to be embroiled in a two horse race with Leicester City for their first league title in over half a century but former Spurs forward Teddy Sheringham believes that Arsenal can still swoop in and stake a claim on the title, given their experience in that regard.