Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed on the club’s official website that Vincent Janssen should recover from illness in time to face Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
The White Hart Lane outfit sit second in the standings currently but face a tricky trip to face Sean Dyche’s men at Turf Moor this weekend.
Janssen was unwell while on international duty with the Netherlands but Pochettino has stated that the striker should be fine to be part of the travelling Spurs group.
“He is okay after the illness he got with the national team,” the Tottenham boss told the club’s official website.
“Tomorrow we need to assess him but he will be available to be in the squad for Burnley.”
While Janssen’s availability represents positive news for the high-flying North Londoners, Pochettino will be without three first-team stars for the trip.
While Erik Lamela’s season is over due to a prolonged hip injury, the clash with the Clarets has also come too soon for Harry Kane and Danny Rose.
The England international striker will be a miss in coming weeks, but Pochettino has stated he is making progress towards a return.
“We don’t know yet,” the Spurs boss continued.
“He is doing well, he started to work on the pitch a few days ago. We are very positive, he is very positive but we’ll see when he’s available again. I cannot provide the time that he still needs. It’s not too long.”
Pochettino also confirmed that Rose would see a specialist over his knee injury but Tottenham were confident he would be back in action soon.
Three points against a Burnley side with an excellent home record would be another statement of intent by Spurs, who hope to finish in the top four for the second consecutive season.