Villas-Boas gives latest Tottenham injury update ahead of Man City clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas expects Christian Eriksen's ankle injury to keep him out for up to four weeks

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles at Hotspur Way
Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen joined Tottenham from Ajax in the summer Photo: The Sport Review

Andre Villas-Boas expects Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen to be sidelined for up to four weeks.

The 21-year-old, who joined from Ajax this summer, suffered an ankle injury in the first half of Denmark’s friendly against neighbours Norway as the hosts secured a 2-1 win at the MCH Arena last Friday.

The north London side insisted that the attacking midfielder is set to make a relatively swift return earlier this week after a scan revealed sprained ankle ligaments.

“Eriksen is out for four weeks due to his injury for Denmark,” Villas-Boas told a media conference ahead of Tottenham’s clash at Manchester City on Sunday.

Villas-Boas also refused to criticise international managers following Eriksen’s injury blow.

“It’s not my call. It’s the choices of the coaches,” he added.

Villas-Boas confirmed that he has a full squad to choose from for the City clash, aside from Eriksen and England Under-21 international Danny Rose (foot).

“Danny Rose is still out but he’s making progress on his injury,” he continued. “We’re looking for a two or three-week period before his return.

“The rest of the team is back in training.”

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