TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Mousa Dembele has “no chance” of playing against Huddersfield due to his ongoing foot injury.
The Belgian midfielder, 30, hasn’t played since the 1-0 win over Barnsley in the EFL Cup on September 19.
Pochettino then claimed Dembele would not be able to take on the Terriers in Saturday’s opening Premier League game at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The Argentine boss revealed: “It’s impossible for him to play.
“We hope that it’s not a big problem but he needs time to recover.
“I don’t know how long he will be out for and we need more information from the doctor.
“We will see what happens in the next few weeks.”
The good news for Tottenham is that Harry Kane looked in fine form during Thursday’s training session.
Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino talks about Champions League opponents Apoel Nicosia and star man Harry Kane
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The England ace is still on a high after netting a perfect hat-trick against APOEL in the Champions League game midweek.
Elsewhere, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen – who missed the game in Cyprus – were also showcasing their skills as they prepared for Saturday’s game in Yorkshire.
Tottenham currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League with 11 points from their opening six games.
Meanwhile, opponents Huddersfield are just two points behind Spurs in eighth spot, with nine points to their name.
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