Tottenham boost as Moussa Sissoko's knee injury is only 'minor', reveals Mauricio Pochettino

Sissoko limped off during his side's clash with Barcelona, but Poch put the injury down to tiredness before adding that they would wait to see how it shaped up over the coming days.

Tottenham's injury list appears to be growing at an alarming rate, but the club will be relieved that their latest player to suffer a knock-back doesn't appear to have done too much damage.

Sissoko's side faced the La Liga champions, where they were eventually beaten 5-3 on penalties, but he didn't last the duration.

Their growing list of injuries is somewhat concerning, given they have yet to make any summer signings.

But Poch doesn't seem too concerned.

Speaking on Spurs TV the Tottenham boss said: "Yes, I think it's minor. Maybe he was a little bit tired, but I think it's not a big issue."

"We will wait until tomorrow or the next few days to see what happened."

The powerful midfielder was a fundamental part of Tottenham's team last season and they will be hoping that he is fighting fit for their season opener against Newcastle.

Discussing the other injuries picked up on tour, he confirmed that they too weren't major, he said: "Victor in the training session before Roma, I think it was the same problem as last season in his knee.

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Sissoko started in the fixture against the Spanish champions, but limped off with an injury- fortunately he is only believed to be suffering a 'minor' injury

"Of course Tashan and then Kazaiah, Lamela of course that it is minor, but they cannot be involved in the game."

Tottenham are suffering with a reduced squad with many players still enjoying their extended break following their World Cup participation.

Poch said: "It's not easy because we're only 11 plus six on the bench and we need to manage in a very good way the time to play because we need to share in between everyone because you need to compete of course."

Spurs still have to face AC Milan and Girona before the Premier League season kicks off and will no doubt be looking forward to the return of many of the World Cup stars.

Nine of their players competed in the World Cup semi-finals so are still enjoying their summer break, including a whole host of English stars; Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier.

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