Davinson Sanchez has returned from international duty with an ankle problem and is a doubt for Saturday’s clash of Crystal Palace.
The Colombia international returned from international duty today but has complained of irritation in his ankle and will be assessed ahead of the weekend.
Sanchez joins Giovani Lo Celso, who also picked up an injury on international injury, on the sidelines.
Lo Celso could be out until October with a hip problem that was aggravated whilst on duty with Argentina.
On Lo Celso, manager Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘Always it’s a sad situation, very disappointed.
‘For Giovani, the first months here was to adapt to a new club and new football. Everything he was doing in a very good way. We are all so disappointed because now we need to wait for him.
‘In the same way we need to be positive, it’s not another way to take it, but we need to be positive and try to provide him with good quality training and recovery. In the moment that he’s ready, to be strong and start to help the team again.’
When asked if Lo Celso shouldn’t have reported for international duty due to the existing injury, Pochettino added: ‘Nothing that I can tell you will change his reality. We’re all disappointed, first the Argentine national team and very sad. We’re all really sad. We cannot change the situation.
That is why it is so important for us, we need to try to anticipate the things, the right judgement. The decisions are so important to have a good relationship with all the national teams.
It’s not to blame someone. In the end the most difficult part is for the player. That is why our responsibility is always to try to anticipate the problems.’