Alli facing late test on hand injury before Man City challenge

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Mauricio Pochettino insists his team are ready to fight at the Etihad Stadium as they wait on their midfielder's fitness
Mauricio Pochettino insists his team are ready to fight at the Etihad Stadium as they wait on their midfielder's fitness

Dele Alli faces a late fitness test ahead of Tottenham's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City, although Harry Winks will miss out.

Alli suffered a broken hand during last week's first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which Spurs won 1-0 thanks to Son Heung-min's 78th-minute strike.

The England international sat out the 4-0 weekend win over Huddersfield but has not been ruled out entirely, while Erik Lamela will also be checked after returning to training following a hamstring injury.

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"We need to assess him," Mauricio Pochettino told a pre-match news conference about Alli.

"We are going to have the last training session today and then we decide whether he can be in the starting XI or start on the bench."

The trip to the Etihad Stadium comes too soon for Winks, however, after his impressive showing against City first time around.

A groin injury means the 23-year-old is sidelined alongside Serge Aurier (hamstring), Eric Dier (hip) and captain Harry Kane (ankle).

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