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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is available to feature in Thursday night’s Premier League derby clash with West Ham United after recovering from his latest injury setback, the club have confirmed.

The Belgian midfielder has endured a stop-start season and was substituted in the 5-2 win over Southampton on Boxing Day, having gone down clutching his leg.

Speaking after the victory over Saints, Pochettino gave an update on why the 30-year-old had to go off.

“He suffered a problem in his hip and groin, that is why he had to get off the pitch,” said the Spurs boss.

“We are assessing him today. He’s not training with the group and he’s another doubt for Tuesday.”

Following his absence in Tuesday’s win over Swansea City, it is highly unlikely Dembele would be thrown directly into action following his return but he could well be named on the bench against the Hammers today.

It has been a frustrating stop-start 2017-18 campaign thus far for the skillful Belgian midfielder.

Dembele underwent surgery during the summer on a persistent foot problem that plagued him throughout last season.

The ex-Fulham man also missed more than a month of action with an ankle complaint earlier this term before suffering a hip injury that left him unable to cope with the intensity of the training.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane is understood to have shown no ill-effects after coming on in the 67th minute at the Liberty Stadium.

The England international was on the bench at Swansea after struggling with a cold in the lead-up to the match but made his presence felt after his introduction, providing an assist for Dele Alli.

Victor Wanyama

While Kane could start against West Ham, Dembele may have to be content with a place among the substitutes, alongside Victor Wanyama, who made only his third appearance of the season on Tuesday night, having finally recovered after four months out due to a knee injury.

It wasn’t the best game for him to return in, but the Kenyan came through his half an hour of football unscathed.

As well as confirming that the player is available for selection, Spurs gave an update on the fitness of Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.

The Belgian centre-back is continuing his return from injury with outdoor work, while Rose is undergoing an assessment on his knee.

With Wanyama and Dembele back to the squad after recovering from their respective injuries, Pochettino has a lot of midfield options to select from against West Ham.

Our gaffer will have a big decision to make, but we are very likely to see Wanyama start in the midfield alongside Eric Dier.

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“Helped me fall back in love with Spurs”, “Warrior” – Some Tottenham fans love former player’s tweet



Ryan Mason Tottenham

Ryan Mason

Former Tottenham star Ryan Mason’s football career came to a premature end after he picked up a skull fracture while playing for Hull City.

The former Spurs was facing Chelsea and hung his boots in 2018 but is adored by many fans.

Now 27, the midfielder shared a video of him scoring a goal for us four years ago and what a strike it was from the Englishman.

This was Mason’s first goal for Spurs and it came in a League Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder might not have been the most gifted player ever but he always gave 100% on the pitch and his move to Hull City, unfortunately, did not work out.

Mason played for numerous clubs in the English system, serving stints at Millwall, Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers.

The former Spurs star also had one cap for the England national side in 2015 and a number of fans tweeted their love for the player after his post.

Read more: “I’m happy at Tottenham” – Star claims he has work to do at Spurs despite interest from Bayern Munich

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“Most entertaining”, “The ending…” – Some Spurs fans love latest advert featuring accommodation partner



Vorm Eriksen Tottenham

Tottenham posted a video of their tie-up with, our official accommodation partner, and it was an interesting video, to say the least.

Spurs players Christian Eriksen, Michel Vorm, Ben Davies and Juan Foyth participated in some “hotel-related” drills in the two-minute long ad.

It was fun to see Eriksen and co carrying luggage around an obstacle course while the Dane also dropped drinks glasses from his tray.

There were a few laughs too as Vorm wasn’t able to fold the quilt in the right manner and some of the fans saw the funny side of the video.

Tottenham haven’t started the season well and were lucky to get all three points against Brighton in our previous game. However, it was nice to see the players having a great time in the fun advert.

The video certainly was done pretty well and the ending is something to behold too.

Read more: “What a player he was”, “Great goal” – Some Spurs fans go down memory lane about former superstar’s incredible goal

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“Rather buy Ndombele”, “Ship has sailed” – Some Tottenham fans are split over summer target penning new deal



Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year deal with Aston Villa that includes a huge release clause, according to the Sun.

The report adds that Tottenham offered £25million for the midfielder in the summer. But to sign him now, we would have to double the amount.

Grealish was one of the stars for the Villans last season but they missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Villa aren’t doing well in the Championship as they lie 13th with 13 points from nine games. Grealish is yet to score for his boyhood club in the ongoing term.

With his selling price doubled, as per the report, some Tottenham fans weren’t sure about the club making a move for the player while a few blamed Daniel Levy for botching the transfer.

Read more: Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club

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