Juan Foyth and Kieran Trippier were eliminated on Saturday night from Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League bout against Leicester City. The latter returned to Southampton for the first XI on Wednesday night – his first appearance since defeating Crystal Palace on 10 November – but did not hold the full 90 minutes at Wembley. In a groin injury, he had to go three minutes before the final whistle and Mauricio Pochettino explained that the problem was due to the problem he had faced in the semi-final of the English World Cup semi-final against Croatia. "I think it's the same problem, the same problem that started at the World Cup," Pochettino told the media after the game. "If you remember the semi-final against Croatia when he left the field, read more
"Then I think that after three days against Belgium to play, I think that may have a bit of impact, now he suffers in this situation." more if the pitch is different. "It's one thing we have to take care of him a lot, protect him, he has a lot of work to do to protect and sort that problem." It will be a long time for him suffering from this kind of problem.
Oliver Skipp replaces the injured Kieran Trippier
Trippier is supported on the sidelines by Foyth, who has a hamstring injury, and the former will be judged against Barcelona at Camp Nou ahead of next week's Champions League final. Mousa Dembele (ankle), Erik Lamela (thigh), Davinsion Sanchez (thigh) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are still unavailable. After the Argentine defender has been excluded from traveling to King Power Stadium, it is likely that Jan Vertonghen will take his place alongside Toby Alderweireld. Spurs number 5 missed the win against Saints when he closed a one-game ban after being shot down against Arsenal last weekend in a 4-2 defeat in northern London. Find out about football.london's latest Tottenham Hotspur news, features and exclusives with our free WhatsApp service. Send NEWS to 07776197989 and add the number to your phonebook as Spurs Dot London (case-insensitive with spaces) to receive daily updates and breaking news from Alasdair Gold and the Spurs team. Your phone number will not be shared with other members of the group. Click here for more information about the service. ,