Tottenham were given a massive injury boost on Wednesday (11 October) after it was confirmed that the injury-stricken duo of Danny Rose and Erik Lamela took part in a training session at Spurs’ Enfield base.
“Danny Rose and Erik Lamela train with the rest of the team at Hotspur Way today as they continue to progress with their rehabilitation.”
Talking about the former, the left-back sustained a knee ligament damage in Tottenham’s game against Sunderland back in January and hasn’t featured till date. He underwent a surgery in May and completed his rehabilitation eventually. For Lamela, however, the wait has been too long to say the least. The Argentine’s last appearance came as a substitute in Tottenham’s 2-1 EFL Cup fourth round defeat to Liverpool in October 2016.
To overcome his hip injury, the 25-year-old spent some time in Italy before traveling to Spain back in March for an operation on a persistent left hip problem. For what Tottenham described as a “planned procedure,” Lamela underwent a surgery on his right hip just six weeks later, and even though Tottenham insisted that the surgery won’t affect his overall performance once he returns, rumours regarding his potential exit started gaining weight.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 11, 2017
It was not just about the Argentine, Danny Rose – in the midst – confessed he will look to move away from the Lilywhites one day and just some days after, Manchester United were credited with an interest.
A source was quoted by the Daily Star as saying, “the lure of United is too strong for him (Rose) and if he had the choice he would pick United hands down.”
The left-back even went on to criticise Tottenham’s transfer dealings which was eventually followed by him issuing a public apology. Among the two, it is suspected that Rose will make an early comeback, though the specific dates haven’t been reported. For Lamela, however, November was mentioned as the time of his potential comeback, but Pochettino rather decided to leave him out for the Champions League group stages.
Tottenham next face a struggling Bournemouth unit at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in the first Premier League fixture after the international break, and now it remains to be seen whether Mousa Dembele will be available for the selection or not. Meanwhile, for Victor Wanyama, it is claimed that Tottenham are targeting the Liverpool game (October 22nd) to mark his comeback.