English Premiership

Pochettino concerned by Lamela lack of progress

2017-01-20 19:01
Erik Lamela (Getty Images)

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 moved on.

"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, every day.

"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.

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