Cristian Romero is back for Tottenham’s match against West Ham, but manager Ange Postecoglou acknowledged it might be too soon to see midfielder Pape Matar Sarr.
Spurs will need to make adjustments without the Senegal midfielder, who sustained an injury while playing for his country. It was Sarr, Bissouma, and the now-injured Maddison who laid the groundwork for Tottenham’s impressive season opening run.
Dier, Emerson Royal, and Ben Davies have all been used at the core of the defense since Cristian Romero was substituted out.
Despite Dier not having practiced in a week, manager Postecoglou said things were looking up when asked about team news prior to Thursday night’s game.
At the team’s Enfield training facility, the Spurs manager informed reporters, “Cristian is available.” Nothing new from the previous evening, and Pape is back in the gym. Perhaps tomorrow is too soon. I believe he should be available on Sunday. Richy played for five minutes, and although his physical condition still seems short, he is back on the field after an injury.
The others it’ll be a while now. With Eric Dier right now it seems that way. He hasn’t trained for over a week now. It’s a groin issue.”
Tottenham are without a win in their last four games but will hope that they correct that when they welcome David Moyes’ side who were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Postecoglou’s side are looking for a fourth consecutive home win over West Ham in all competitions.