Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

Tottenham injury update before Southampton game

Tottenham vs Southampton

Tottenham host Southampton on Wednesday as they look to bounce back from their 4-2 hammering vs Arsenal on Sunday.

After losing the first North London derby of the season, Tottenham have slipped out of the top four into 5th place.

However, they are only behind 4th place by goal difference and just one point behind 3rd place Chelsea.

So, a win vs the Saints is vital if they want to continue to challenge for a Champions League place.

Southampton come into the game 18th in the league and with just one win to their name in 14 Premier League games.

After giving away a two-goal lead vs Man United on Saturday, Southampton parted ways with then boss, Mark Hughes.

It does not look like the Saints will have appointed a new boss to take charge of Wednesday’s game.

However, Southampton are said to be close to agreeing a deal with ex-RB Leipzig boss, Ralph Hasenhuttl.

BERLIN, GERMANY – MAY 12: Head coach Ralph Hasenhuettl of Leipzig looks on during the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and RB Leipzig at Olympiastadion on May 12, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Tottenham injury update

Ahead of the Southampton game Spurs look to be without several of their keys players.

Tottenham centre-back Davidson Sanchez, who is suffering from a hamstring injury, is weeks away from returning and will miss the game.

As is Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele who is having problems with his ankle.

Victor Wanyama will also be absent and Erik Lamela is also a doubt after picking up a minor knock.

Spurs do have one bit of good news heading into the game with Southampton though as Kieran Trippier is set to return to the matchday squad.

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