Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated midfielder Tanguy Ndombele picked up a new injury during his side’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Spurs summer signing started the game against the Blades but was withdrawn at half-time.

Pochettino has stated that the Tottenham medical staff will assess the all-action midfielder over the international break.

“We need to assess him now. I don’t know anything at this moment,” the Spurs boss said, as reported by Football London.

“He felt pain in his groin but I don’t know if that was before or during the game it happened.

“Yes, a strange situation because my feeling was that he wasn’t comfortable on the pitch but he said was ok during the game.

“Then in the end we arrived at half-time and the doctor said to me that we needed to change because he can’t continue in the game.”

There is absolutely no doubt that the 1-1 draw against the Blades will be a major frustration to Pochettino as well as fans of Spurs.

Wilder’s side may be playing well this season but they are a side whom the North Londoners would have been expecting to routinely beat.

On paper there is a gulf in class between the two sides, but in the end Tottenham were lucky to escape with a point after the visitors had a valid goal ruled off by VAR.

The result left Spurs in 14th position on the top-flight standings with just 14 points after 12 games.

Tottenham will clearly not be title contenders this season and as this rate, attaining a top four finish could even be a tough ask.

Next up for Spurs is a game against West Ham at the London Stadium after the international break.

For Ndombele, an injury setback is the latest blow in a lukewarm start to life at the North London club.


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