UEFA Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur suffer major setback ahead of Barcelona clash

Talented midfielder Dele Alli is the new name to Tottenham's injury list.


Ahead of the major Champions League clash against FC Barcelona on Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur star Delle Alli has apparently been ruled out of the match due to a hamstring injury, as per first reported by BBC.

Following Alli’s hamstring problems, a potential return date for the Spurs midfielder still remains unclear, as his fellow teammates Jan Vetronghen and Moussa Dembele were also taken off at halftime during Spurs’ 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the Premier League yesterday. As of right now, we are yet to receive any further updates on the two Spurs players and it remains to be seen how serious the injuries actually are.

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However, as noted, 22-year-old Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama came as replacements for both men at halftime against Huddersfield and come Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino could very well opt to start them in Spurs’ starting XI against the Blaugrana giants.

But, alongside Delle Alli, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, and Danish superstar Christian Eriksen also missed the trip to Yorkshire on Saturday evening and it remains to be seen if the three men are able to make it to Tottenham’s first eleven for the Champions League game.

As far as Barca are concerned, Ernesto Valverde’s men are also currently going through a rough patch in La Liga, following a draw against Girona, followed by a shocking loss to Leganes, and a recent 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening as well.

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However, despite the poor run of form in the league, Barca definitely did get off to a perfect start in this year’s Champions League campaign when they absolutely thrashed top Dutch side PSV Eindhoven by a scoreline of 5-0, thanks to a Lionel Messi inspired hattrick.

Tottenham, on the other hand, will look to get back to winning ways following an opening day loss to Inter Milan in the Champions League and with such a long list of injured players, things definitely don’t look too promising for Harry Kane and co.

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