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Dele dilemma for Spurs

17th April 2019, 06:47 by Michael Holland

Tottenham will leave it until the last minute before deciding whether Dele Alli starts against Manchester City in the Champions League.

Spurs are in a strong position heading into the quarter-final second leg clash at the Etihad Stadium after winning the first leg 1-0 last week, but there are concerns on the injury front.

Spurs have mixed news as, in addition to Harry Kane's absence with an ankle injury, Harry Winks is also not fit having picked up a groin injury in training last week.

Alli, who suffered a broken hand in last week's first leg, has travelled with the squad and trained on Tuesday wearing a cast before a decision is made on how much of a role he will play.

Speaking his pre-match media briefing, boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "We need to assess him. We are going to have the last training session and then decide if it is possible to starts from the beginning or on the bench. We are going to assess him."

Elsewhere, Erik Lamela has travelled with the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Eric Dier (hip) and Serge Aurier (hamstring) miss out.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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