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Tottenham team news: New injury means Spurs will need to dig deep vs Leipzig

Tottenham Hotspur are due to face off against RB Leipzig in a Champions League last 16 first leg clash at home on Wednesday night, with the English side having injury worries to contend with.

Spurs will go into the tie as the favourites but can ill-afford to underestimate the second-placed Bundesliga club, whom many believe are a dark horse for the tournament this season.

Tottenham have suffered a major blow ahead of the game as they will have to make do without the services of Son Heung-Min, who is expected to be out of action for a number of weeks, according to Sky Sports.

The South Korean suffered a fractured elbow during Spurs’ 3-2 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Son’s injury likely means that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will have to deploy Lucas Moura as a makeshift number nine.

Mourinho will also have to make do without important Spurs duo Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko, who are out for the long-term.

The Argentine duo of Juan Foyth and Erik Lamela, who missed their side’s victory against Villa, are set to be assessed before the game.

Ben Davies will be expected to start at left-back for Tottenham after his return from injury at the weekend,

The game promises to be a tight affair.

Spurs’ injuries, particularly those to Son and Kane, will mean the hosts are robbed of arguably their two main attacking threats.

Fortunately though for Tottenham, their opponents have defensive issues with a number of usual starters out injured.

Steven Bergwijn, Dele Alli and Lucas will have a very big role to play for Spurs and will need to score as many goals as possible during the game.

The Lilywhites will be in for a tougher task when they play the return leg in Germany.

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