Tottenham dealt huge blow with Moussa Sissoko set to miss Champions League semi-final first leg vs Ajax through injury


Tottenham dealt huge blow with Moussa Sissoko set to miss Champions League semi-final first leg vs Ajax through injury

Tottenham’s campaign to reach a first ever Champions League final has been dealt a huge blow with the news that Moussa Sissoko looks likely to miss the semi-final first leg against Ajax.

Midfielder Sissoko, who has been one of Spurs’ best players this season, suffered a groin injury during last week’s quarter-final second leg match against Manchester City, and has been ruled out by boss Mauricio Pochettino for two weeks.

Injury forced Sissoko off during the clash with Man City

A fortnight absence would rule Sissoko out the home leg of their last-four tie on April 30, a game which Heung-min Son, who has stepped up in Harry Kane’s absence, is also suspended for.

Sissoko joins Kane in the treatment room ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Brighton while Hugo Lloris and Harry Winks will also be assessed.

Pochettino said: “Moussa Sissoko is not going to be fit, maybe for the next two weeks, we hope he can recover before but I am not so optimistic.

“Harry Winks we don’t know because it is a problem that is one day very good, next day not very good, it is about assessing each day.