What is the latest injury news?
“N’Golo [Kante] is not fit. He has got a muscle injury [adductor], similar to the one he came off recently against Arsenal with. Hopefully he will be [back] in three weeks, something around that.
“Christian Pulisic is still not fit. At the moment I can’t give you an exact date [as to when he will be back]. It is a difficult injury. We are working with that. Ruben is in the squad, not fit to start but great to have him in the squad.
“He obviously hasn’t kicked a ball this season. Andreas went to get a mask for a broken nose that he has now got and trained with, so he is available for selection – albeit with a mask.
“Tammy Abraham has trained the last two days at probably about 70 per cent. He hasn’t trained much recently. He is in the squad again but I have to make a decision on whether he is fit.”
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How is Andreas Christensen with the mask?
“Good actually. He trained two days at a pretty good level, where there is contact and heading to do. You have to be guided by him a little bit and how he is dealing with it. He has been playing so well. Andreas is in great form and we will have to see. I will speak with him again later on just to make sure he is ready because this is going to be, as all games are, a battle and for that you need to be confident you can take contact.”
Injury issues for Spurs. So a good time to play them?
“No I don’t think so. I think with Tottenham, they are on a good run of form. Clearly an incredible player like Harry Kane is a miss and now Son is a miss, but with Harry Kane it always amazed me the stats when [Mauricio] Pochettino was manager and Harry Kane was injured a few times. They remained a force because they had players that could fill in. When you are talking about players like Dele Alli, whose game is to arrive from slightly behind and break lines consistently,…