Pochettino admits fears Spurs star has long-term chronic injury - football

Pochettino admits fears Spurs star has long-term chronic injury

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has come clean on fears that Kieran Trippier’s injury problems this season are a result of being overworked at the World Cup.
Trippier made his first start following his recovery from a groin injury in the 3-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday, but did not make full-time as he limped off in the final five minutes, appearing to hold the injured part of his body.
It is a problem he first suffered at the World Cup in the summer when he could not finish England’s heartbreaking semi-final loss with Croatia.
Despite that, he was picked to play in the third-place play-off against Belgium three days later and Pochettino believes the problem is chronic and he will be suffering for a long period.
“I think it’s the same problem, the same problem that started in the World Cup,” the boss said. “If you remember the semi-final against Croatia, when he left the pitch. Then I think to play after three days against Belgium, I think maybe it affected a little bit.
“Now he’s suffering in that situation.
“In situations like today when the pitch is not in a good condition, this area, the groin, suffers more when the pitch is different.
“It’s a thing that we need to care a lot for him, protect him, he needs to work a lot to protect and sort that problem.
“It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem.

“When I was in Argentina as a 19-year-old I suffered and it is...
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