Christian Eriksen will miss Tottenham’s trip to Huddersfield but Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful that he will be fit to face Barcelona. The Denmark international will not play in Spurs’ Premier League game at Huddersfield on Saturday after picking up an abdomen injury at Brighton last weekend.
Eriksen is a key player for Spurs and boss Pochettino claims the injury is nothing serious and he could be involved in the mouthwatering Champions League tie against Barca at Wembley on Wednesday.
“After the game against Brighton he started to feel a small problem in his abdominal,” he told reporters.
“I think it’s a small thing. I hope for next week he will be available again. For Barcelona? I hope yes.”
Spurs will assess captain Hugo Lloris, who has not played since injuring his thigh at Manchester United, and he might be fit to feature in West Yorkshire.
“We need to assess him on Friday. He’s doing very well,” Pochettino added. “The decision will be on Friday if he will be available to play against Huddersfield.
“If not we’re going to wait until Wednesday. It depends on Friday.”
If Lloris does not make it at Huddersfield, it will mean a third successive start for Paulo Gazzaniga, with Michel Vorm still out with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Serge Aurier is also set to be absent at the John Smith’s Stadium after the Ivorian suffered a leg injury during Spurs’ Carabao Cup win against Watford.