Tuesday 17 October 2017

Spurs to give Kane a rest

Spurs' Harry Kane
Spurs' Harry Kane
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Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane may be rested for Tottenham's Europa League match against Monaco tonight, while Mousa Dembele is definitely out as he is sick.

Dembele missed training yesterday after coming down with a stomach bug, and key players like Kane, who has played in all 21 games this season, could also sit out the clash given Spurs are already through to the knockout stages.

A draw against Monaco will ensure Pochettino's side finish first in the group, which would also guarantee them a seeding going into the last 32.

"He is in the squad for but it is true we need to assess him this afternoon and we have to decide the starting 11. There may be one or two more changes but not much," Pochettino said.

Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli will both be in the squad after recovering from foot and ankle injuries respectively.

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