• Dier and Rose have returned from their respective injuries ahead of CSKA clash.
  • Moussa Sissoko suffered a concussion during Tottenham's win over Middlesbrough.

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow. Eric Dier and Danny Rose have handed the manager a double fitness boost, but he is yet to decide on whether to risk them against the Russian club.

The former suffered a minor knock during their win over Sunderland last weekend and missed their game against Middlesbrough on Saturday (24 September), while the latter has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury picked up while on international duty with England.

Moussa Sissoko, meanwhile, is another player who is a doubt for the game against CSKA on Tuesday, after Pochettino confirmed on Saturday that the Frenchman had suffered a concussion during their game at the Riverside Stadium and was a doubt for their clash against CSKA and the visit of Manchester City on Saturday (2 October).

"Moussa is a doubt for Saturday. He has..Yes, yes, a possible concussion," the Argentine manager said pointing to his head after Spurs win over Middlesbrough on Saturday, as quoted by the Independent.

"We will assess Moussa [on Sunday].

"We have some players like Erik Dier and Danny Rose who are very close to fitness, and we have to see whether we will take some risks of not," he said, with regards to Spurs trip to Russia, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

The former Newcastle United midfielder, however, has handed the Argentine manager a boost ahead of their upcoming clashes in the Champions League and Premier League after the midfielder gave himself an all clear from a potential layoff.

Eric Dier and Danny Rose
Eric Dier and Danny Rose (L) could return to the Tottenham squad for their trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow Getty

"Thank you all for your messages, everything is fine!" Sissoko wrote on his official Twitter account alongside a picture on Sunday (25 September).

Tottenham are looking for their first win in this season's Champions League campaign after losing their opening encounter at Wembley Stadium to AS Monaco.