Aaron Lennon continues to be a major injury worry for Tottenham after the 27-year-old has featured rarely in the last 12 months.
He was recently seen in the League Cup match against Brighton and Hove Albion. Tottenham secured a victory, but they had to do without Lennon in the second half. The England international was replaced after suffering a hamstring injury. This has increased fears that Lennon could spend more time on the sidelines, but the winger has taken to twitter to explain that the injury situation is not serious as initially thought.
The 27-year-old has had just 120 minutes of action in the Premier League this season. The lack of space has been one of the reasons behind Tottenham struggling to open up the opposition. Tottenham have struggled for consistency this season and it has led to manager Mauricio Pochettino blaming the size of the pitch at White Hart Lane. Even though the team remain only a couple of points away from the top four places, it is looking highly unlikely that will be able to sustain this challenge through the entire campaign with this up-and-down form. Harry Kane and Erik Lamela were the scorers for Tottenham on the night as they comfortably went past Brighton to face Newcastle in the next round.
“Gutted to come off with slight hammy but should be OK in no time.Buzzing to lead the team out and go through to the next round #COYS,” said the midfielder. He is yet to score a goal or create an assist this campaign, but there is little doubt that the 27-year-old could play a key role in the season. Last season, he made 26 starts in the league and scored one goal. Yet, he was one of their better players. Tottenham are level on points with Liverpool in the eighth place.