Rose and Lloris back for Audi Cup
PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:02 30 July 2019
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Spurs named a strong squad for the trip to Munich to take on Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is back in the first-team fold after he missed the club's tour of Asia earlier this month.
Spurs left the full-back in Enfield while Mauricio Pochettino's side travelled firstly to Singapore and then Shanghai.
It was to give him, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vincent Janssen the chance to explore other opportunities and the latter has since departed to move to Mexico with Monterrey FC.
Rose and Nkoudou have not secured moves away though, and so Pochettino named the pair in the touring party to Germany, with the squad flying out yesterday.
Hugo Lloris is also back involved in the team after he returned early to England last week with a bout of tonsillitis.
Younger members of the squad Alfie Whiteman, Japhet Tanganga, Anthony Georgiou, Harvey White, Jack Roles, Troy Parrott have also been given another chance to impress alongside George Marsh and regular first-teamer Oliver Skipp.
Left back in England are Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama with the foursome recovering from fitness issues.
Right-back Aurier injured his hand during Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations exit while Wanyama, who also competed in the tournament, complained of irritation in his knee on Monday and will be assessed at Hotspur Way.
Davies and Dier, meanwhile, continue to make their way back to full fitness after minor procedures during the past two months.
Spurs will face Real Madrid this evening in a 5pm kick-off at the Allianz Arena and one of hosts' Bayern Munich or Fenerbache tomorrow.
Christian Eriksen is expected to feature against the La Liga giants despite the links to the Spanish club earlier in the summer.
The Danish international publically admitted now might be the right time for a fresh challenge, but no transfer has materialised.
It's a similar story for Toby Alderweireld, who saw his £25 million release clause expire on Thursday with no one taking the option up.
With a year left on his current terms, Spurs only have nine days before the transfer window shuts and the need to bring in reinforcements remains strong.