Bale, Lo Celso and Reguilon: Spurs injury updates and return dates ahead of West Ham clash
The international break is almost over and Tottenham Hotspur are back in domestic action on Sunday with a London derby against West Ham United.
It’s the start of a busy period for Spurs as they also begin their Europa League group stage campaign.
Head coach Jose Mourinho will be hoping to have as many players back fit as possible as the hectic fixture list commences.
In light of this, Football.london shares a look at the latest Tottenham injury news going into the game with the Hammers and beyond.
Spain boss Luis Enrique delivered a positive update on the condition of Sergio Reguilon.
The left-back then picked up a knock in last Wednesday’s draw against Portugal leaving Spurs fans sweating about the severity of the injury.
After the game, Enrique said that he thought it was not a serious injury but that the doctors would have to check the Spurs man over.
Then on Friday the Spain boss delivered the update that Reguilon was fine and available to be selected to face Switzerland on Saturday’s Nations League game.
“Reguilon had a knock and we had to change him at the break but he is training at 100 percent and he is available,” he said.
Spain faced Ukraine on Tuesday night and the Spurs defender played the entire 90 minutes as La Roja slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat away from home.
Harry Kane was initially a doubt for England’s Wembley clash with Belgium on Sunday evening, after complaining of muscle tightness at the end of Saturday’s training session.
But Kane remained with the England squad and came off the bench in the second half to help his side record a 2-1 win over Belgium.
England take on Denmark on Wednesday, with Gareth Southgate admitting that he plans to start his captain.
Southgate said: “Well, medically, there’s been conversations, because that would always be the case, so he reported on the Sunday, we gave players that reported on Sunday, who weren’t involved in the Wales game for us, we gave them two days’ recovery.
“He started to train on the Wednesday, was a little unhappy with how he felt, so then worked with our medical team the next couple of days, we scanned just to be certain but it’s a muscular fatigue issue rather than an injury, so it just needed a bit more confidence.
“He knew by then he could push on a little bit, but he just needed a bit more confidence in it, and so his training week really wasn’t suitable to start the game.
“I think he’ll have gained more confidence from the spell he had against Belgium, and so all being well, we hope he’ll be good to start on Wednesday.”
According to reports, Gareth Bale will be fit for the visit of West Ham.
The Welsh forward has been working well in training and is set to be available for selection after the international break.
Speaking last week, Mourinho said the Real Madrid loanee is determined to become fully-fit as soon as possible.
“I don’t know when Gareth can be back. The only thing I know is that his motivation is high,” Mourinho said. “He’s so happy to be with the club of his heart, he’s so happy to play for us.
“And when a player has this motivation, many times you can shorten the period of recovery, you can shorten the period of getting fit and ready to play.
“We want to help him so when he’s available to train with the team, we’re more than happy to have him and help him back to a level that made him one of the best players in the world.”
Giovanni Lo Celso
The Argentine midfielder has withdrawn from international duty having picked up a thigh injury.
Lo Celso suffered it in Spurs training so misses his country’s games with Ecuador and Bolivia.
It is not yet known how long he will be out of action.
And although he has not played a major role on the pitch for Spurs so far this season, fans will be eager to see him back sooner rather than later.