Dele Alli was substituted at halftime during Tottenham Hotspur’s thrilling 6-2 win at Goodison Park on Sunday, amid fears the attacker had suffered a hamstring injury.
Yet Mauricio Pochettino’s comments after the match suggest Spurs fans have no reason to fret over the fitness of Alli heading into the festive period.
A collision with Jordan Pickford appeared to have exacerbated Alli’s injury, yet in comments reported by football.london, Pochettino was unconcerned about the setback and said Alli was not badly hurt.
“We will see if it’s an issue,” Pochettino said. “I think he’s tired and tight in his hamstring. We hope it’s not a big issue.”
Thankfully for Tottenham, it appears that Alli was simply fatigued and suffered a minor strain against Everton, rather than a more serious injury that would keep the England international out for an extended period of time.
The 22-year-old was excellent during the first half on Sunday, slotting home a cool finish to put Spurs 2-1 up after 35 minutes.
His Goodison Park goal came just days after a remarkable strike in a League Cup win at the Emirates, a sign that Alli’s form is heating up at the ideal stage of the season.
Luckily for Tottenham Hotspur, it appears Dele Alli’s injury is not gravely serious, and the attacker should play a key part in Spurs’ festive fixtures.