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Tottenham boss Mourinho upbeat over Alderweireld injury return

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says Toby Alderweireld will be out for "two to four weeks".

The Tottenham centre back was substituted in the 81st minute during the 2-0 win against Manchester City on Saturday and Mourinho was not optimistic about his condition after the game.

In his pre-match press conference ahead of their Europa League clash against Ludogorets on Thursday: "He has a muscular injury but not as big as we initially thought.

"He'll have his time to be out but not like a month, which was immediately what we thought.

"So I would say between 2-4 weeks but of course not playing tomorrow."

Mourinho also confirmed that Erik Lamela would not be available for tomorrow's game or the Premier League match at Chelsea on Sunday.

"Erik I don't think back this week for tomorrow or for Sunday. I think I can say that."

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