Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that attacker Dele Alli is back in training, but the club must be careful with the England international.

The gifted attacking midfielder has been not he sidelines in recent weeks with injury but is in the running to potentially return for Spurs’ crunch clash against Manchester City on Monday night.

Tottenham can leapfrog the Premier League champions with victory at Wembley and will be looking to get back to winning ways after drawing against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.

Pochettino has admitted Alli could play a role against City, but he will not be rushing the Spurs star back into the starting XI.

“Yes I think it’s good news but we need to be careful because he was re-injured against Watford after his first injury,” Football London quote the Tottenham boss as saying.

“Now we need to be careful. We are happy that he started today with the group. Yes, sure we hope he will be available for Monday but not sure if we’re going to put him in the squad or not.”

Tottenham have had a number of injuries to key men in recent times, but welcome Christian Eriksen back into the mix against PSV.

With Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela also in good form, and Son Heung-min in the running also, Spurs have plenty of attacking midfield options – as such, Alli will surely be a substitute at most against City.

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