- Mauricio Pochettino has issued an update on Dele Alli injury after Tottenham 6-2 win over Everton
- Pochettino hinted that Alli was forced off with a hamstring issue he has been battling lately
- The Argentine insists the England star faces race against time to overcome the hamstring injury ahead of Boxing Day clash with Bournemouth.
Mauricio Pochettino remains confident Dele Alli’s hamstring injury will not be a major concern after the Tottenham midfielder suffered an injury in their win over Everton on Sunday.
According to UK Metro report, Pochettino revealed Alli felt pains during the first stanza of the match against Everton and was taken off as a precautionary measure at the break.
Tottenham had to rely on two goals each from the pair of Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane, with other strikes from Alli and Christian Eriksen to see off the home side 6-2 at Goodison Park.
Speaking moments after the game, Pochettino admitted Alli faces race against time, to overcome the hamstring injury ahead of Boxing Day clash with Bournemouth.
“We’ll see if he’s injured,” Pochettino stressed moments after the game.
“I think he’s tired and tight in his hamstring.
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“But we hope it’s not a big issue,” he noted, even as he was quick to add that Liverpool and Manchester City remain favourites to win the Premier League silverware at the end of the season.
“If we are able to be consistent and able to play the way that we played then, yes, maybe we arrive to the end of in April being a contender, a real contender but it’s still a long way,” he said.
“I still believe that Liverpool and Manchester City are the real contenders and the favourites to win the Premier League and then we are there – Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, still a long way.
“I think it’s still a long way to say we are real contenders or not…We need to be cautious and go step-by-step and game-by-game. We need to fight a lot and be consistent,” the Argentine football tactician submitted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Tottenham's Dele Alli was hit with a plastic object thrown by aggrieved Arsenal fan who is believed to be livid with the goal the Englishman scored against the Gunners on Wednesday night, December 19.
Arsenal have crashed out in the 2018/19 Carabao Cup after losing at home against Premier League rivals Tottenham, and it was Dele Alli who scored the winning goal for the visitors.
But the player received a bad reception from yet unknown Arsenal fan who threw a bottle from the stands and hit Alli's head, but the Englishman handled the situation professionally.
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