Mauricio Pochettino has given Tottenham Hotspur fans a boost in the form of seemingly-positive Eric Dier injury news.
Dier limped off after 75 minutes of Monday night’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, heading straight down the tunnel at White Hart Lane.
The 22-year-old has been one of Tottenham’s most important players this season, featuring in 48 of their 50 games.
An injury to Dier is not just worrying for Spurs, but England too.
Since making his Three Lions debut in November last year, Dier has won four senior caps and – if fit – looks a dead cert to be included in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.
And, judging by Pochettino’s post-game comments, Dier is likely to recover in time for this summer’s European Championship.
Pochettino is quoted by the London24 as saying: “I knew that he was dizzy but we hope it is not a big deal.”
When Dier left the field, his injury was a mystery.
Pochettino appears to be suggesting that Dier’s complaint was a concussion or similar, rather than anything more serious.
Therefore, it would not be a surprise to see him line-up at Chelsea next Monday – a game in which Spurs could be without fellow midfielder Dele Alli, who is a risk of being suspended after punching Claudio Yacob.