Newcastle have been handed a boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Spurs, with news of injury concerns over Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama, Kieran Trippier and Erik Lamela.
Son, who bagged 21 goals last season, suffered an elbow injury on international duty and looks likely to start from the bench, while midfield powerhouse Victor Wanyama is deemed ‘doubtful’.
Kieran Tripper limped off in Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against Juventus last week and also looks likely to miss out, leaving Mauricio Pochettino with problems at right-back after selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50m this summer.
Left-back Danny Rose is nearing a return as he steps up his recovery from a long standing, but will also miss out, as will Argentine international winger Erik Lamela.
It's also likely that Son will start on the bench at St.James' Park.
Wanyama and Trippier doubtful,Lamela and Rose out.#THFC
— Jamie Stinton (@JamieStinton_) August 8, 2017
The illustrious trio of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are fit and ready for Sunday’s game, but the above absentees will leave some holes in an otherwise strong Spurs team.