Tottenham Hotspur’s Nigerian-born dazzler, Dele Alli’s latest injury has left officials and technical crew at his club worried and afraid of the worst case scenario for the star.
Footballlive.ng gathered that Spurs’ manager, Mauricio Pochettino is the one mostly concerned about the hamstring injury copped by Alli in the London-based side’s last-gasp win at Fulham.
Alli, who cancelled out a Fernando Llorente own goal at the weekend with a header early in the second half of the game, limped out clutching his hamstring in the final few minutes.
He then watched on from the bench as Harry Winks earned Spurs a vital three points with a header deep into time added on at Craven Cottage, but his problem cast a shadow over Tottenham’s victory.
It now looks highly unlikely that Alli, who has already been out twice this season with hamstring problems, will be fit to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
However, another injury to a player in the club’s attacking line is the last thing Pochettino needs, given the absence of the injured Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, who is on international duty, over the next few weeks.
Pochettino said: “You know very well the action. We need to assess him in the next few days.
“The hamstring is a muscle we need to be careful with, but it doesn’t look great.
“On the pitch, we all agree that when you see him put his hands on his hamstring you feel. With Kane, and now with Alli, we hope it’s not a big issue.”