Tottenham Hotspur have been handed multiple injury boosts ahead of their clash against West Ham United on Saturday (19 November). Mauricio Pochettino is likely to have a number of players struggling with injury prior to the international break ready for action for the London derby.
Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela are expected to be given the all clear by the medical team, according to the Sun. The former had returned from injury for the draw against Arsenal prior to the international break and also featured in England's 3-0 win over Scotland in a World Cup qualifier clash on Friday (11 November).
The striker, however, was sent back to Tottenham prior to the Three Lions game against Spain to continue recovery from an ankle injury that had kept him out for around six weeks. But Kane is expected to return to the starting lineup for the game against Slaven Bilic's team on Saturday.
Alderweireld has also been sidelined for over a month after injuring his knee following a collision with teammate Jan Vertonghen during their draw against West Bromwich Albion. The report claims that he is back on the training pitch and could be available for selection for the game against the Hammers. Similarly, Alli and Lamela could also make returns for the clash against Hammers. The former suffered a knee injury ahead of the north London derby and was expected to miss a few weeks, while the latter has missed three games with a hip injury.
Apart from the quartet, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen are also suffering from minor injuries they sustained prior to traveling with their national teams during the recently concluded international break. The Denmark international's coach confirmed the injury, but Spurs are hopeful having the duo back with the first-team squad when training resumes prior to the clash against West Ham.
"Christian Eriksen arrived with an injury in the hip flexor. He was being treated by Tottenham staff right up to the match, because he wanted to play against Kazakhstan," Age Hareide said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.