Tottenham have suffered an injury setback with a few days to the start of the new English Premier League season after Dele Alli picked up another hamstring injury.
The forward did not feature for Mauricio Pochettino's side in their last preseason match against Inter Milan, and Pochettino confirmed one of his attacking stars will miss the opening match.
“I don’t know if the club communicate the time but I don’t believe he's going to be ready for the start of the season," Pochettino said.
The Argentine further confirmed its the same area that has been troubling the 23-year-old, which has curtailed his progress.
“It's the same area. Yes, of course, we are worried. He's still so young. Just 23-years-old [and he has had] many, many hamstring problems in the last few years.”
“But we are here to try to help him. I think [it is a] minor injury. Only a few weeks before he can be available again and be with the group.” he added.
Spurs will open the campaign against newly-promoted Aston Villa next weekend. and will hope to make a positive start.