Alli side­lined by knee in­jury

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

LON­DON: Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur mid­fielder Dele Alli will be out for “a few weeks” af­ter twist­ing his knee in train­ing, man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino re­vealed yes­ter­day. The in­jury ruled the 20-year-old out of Tot­ten­ham’s 1-1 draw at Ar­se­nal in the Premier League yes­ter­day. He will also be ab­sent when in­terim Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate names his squad yes­ter­day for the forth­com­ing World Cup qual­i­fier against Scot­land and friendly with Spain. “Bad luck yes­ter­day in the train­ing ses­sion, he twisted his knee. We need to as­sess him to­day and to­mor­row,” Po­chet­tino said, in com­ments pub­lished on Tot­ten­ham’s Twit­ter ac­count be­fore the game. “He’ll be out for a few weeks. We hope it’s not a big is­sue. It’s bad luck. He was in the team, he’s an im­por­tant player, but that’s foot­ball.” Speak­ing af­ter the game, Po­chet­tino said Alli’s in­jury was “mi­nor”. Signed from Mil­ton Keynes Dons in 2015, Alli was voted the Pro­fes­sional Foot­ballers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Young Player of the Year last sea­son af­ter Spurs fin­ished third in the league. South­gate was also left sweat­ing on the fit­ness of first-choice right-back Kyle Walker, who hob­bled off af­ter tak­ing a knock in the sec­ond half.

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