Spurs sweat over Trippier injury


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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is hoping that right-back Kieran Trippier has not suffered a serious injury after he was seen on crutches after the 2-0 pre-season win over Juventus.

Spurs, 11,00 to win the Premier League title, secured a comfortable win at Wembley on Saturday thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

However, their result was marred by Trippier’s injury after he was forced off with an injury. He collided with Juventus left-back Alex Sandro but managed to play on as he assisted Kane.

The 26-year-old was unable to see out the first half and was eventually replaced by youngster Kyle Walker-Peters.

The former Burnley man was seen leaving the stadium with a protective boot and on crutches but Pochettino is hopeful he can recover quickly.

He told reporters: “We need to assess him on Monday and then we will see.

“Now the feeling is good. It’s true that he has crutches, but it’s good. We hope that it is not a big issue.”

Trippier is Spurs’ only specialist right-back and he could now miss the club’s first game of the season against Newcastle United.

Eric Dier may have to fill in for the time being but a serious injury may force Spurs to make their first summer signing.

Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan is on their radar, as is Porto star Ricardo Perriera.

Tottenham continue to be linked with Ross Barkley, Demarai Gary and Josh King but Pochettino is keeping his cards close to his chest for the time being.

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