London - Mauricio Pochettino is growing concerned about the lack of progress being made by injured winger Erik Lamela.
The 24-year-old Argentine has been out of action since the EFL Cup
defeat to Liverpool in October 2016 where he picked up a hip injury.
He recently flew to his former club Roma for an assessment from his
previous physiotherapist and will undergo further scans to try and get
to the root of the problem.
Speaking ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Manchester
City on Saturday, Pochettino said: "Now we start to be concerned about
him because he is three months and still in a situation that has not
"Tomorrow he will have a scan. Still it is difficult to give the time
that he can come back. We need to wait tomorrow because there is still
some problems, and we are still not sure of the diagnosis."
He added: "First of all, the injury was nothing. Then, it was a
little bit and then, it was that minor problem still, still, still,
"Then, he had the problem with his brother. He went to Argentina.
Stop. Then he came back and that affected a little bit his mind and now
he was recovering very slowly. And it's for that, he is very anxious."
Spurs next face a tough away trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday where they will face a Manchester City side determined to remain in contention for the English Premiership title.
Kick off is at 19:30.