Tottenham resume European duties later in the day (Wednesday) when they host Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in group H’s Champions League opener.
Spurs have been in fine form away from home this season, scoring 5 league goals in 2 games, but have stuttered to a draw and loss in 2 others.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 12, 2017
The North London club would hope to banish the Wembley curse this term, having lost twice and won just once at the ground last Champions League season, but they face a huge task in their mission to secure a win against Dortmund.
5 senior players won’t be available for selection, with Dele Alli still suspended as a result of the red card he picked up in Spurs last continental game – the 2-2 Europa League clash against Gent in February.
While the quartet of Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama & Georges-Kévin Nkoudou miss out to hip, hip, knee and foot injuries respectively.
The visiting side aren’t without their own injuries worries either, with manager Petr Bosz unable to call upon Andre Schürrle (muscular), Erik Durm (hip), Raphael Guerreiro (ankle), Sebastian Rode (ankle), Marco Reus (ankle ligament), and captain Marcel Schmelzer (ankle ligament) for the game.
Marc Bartra on the other hand is facing a race to be fit after picking up a groin injury in their last game.
Both sides are now left to do with the limited resources they have, and Spurs would hope they can get off to a flying start in order to boost their chances of making it through to the next stage with Real Madrid lying ahead.