Lo Celso, Kane, Bale: Tottenham injury news and return dates ahead of West Ham clash
After the international break, Tottenham’s players are back in domestic action with a London derby against West Ham United. Report of Football.London.
It’s the start of a busy period for Spurs as they also begin their Europa League group stage campaign.
Mourinho will be hoping to have as many players back fit as possible as the hectic fixture list commences.
In light of this, here is a look at the latest Tottenham injury news going into the game with the Hammers and beyond.
Harry Kane was initially a doubt for England’s Wembley clash with Belgium on Sunday evening.
The Spurs striker complained of muscle tightness at the end of Saturday’s training session, leaving Gareth Southgate sweating on the fitness of his captain.
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.
The forward is now set to be fine for the West Ham clash on Sunday.
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The Argentine midfielder has withdrawn from international duty having picked up a thigh injury.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.