Mauricio Pochettino has given his reaction to the news that Wesley Fofana has undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.

The 22-year-old has not travelled to America for the club's pre-season tour due to specialist medical assessments, which unfortunately confirmed that an operation was required.

The defender will now be sidelined and our head coach has reacted to that devastating blow.

‘It’s really sad, really bad news. We feel all so sad. All we can do is help him,' Pochettino said at his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow's friendly against Wrexham in Chapel Hill.

'We know it’s a tough injury but we hope he can be as soon as possible with the team.

'We need to keep going. The competition is there, in one month we start, it doesn’t wait for anyone and we need to be ready to compete.’

Marc Cucurella echoed the head coach's thoughts, after he spoke to the media following the Argentinian.

'We hope everything goes well in his recovery and as soon as possible he can be ready before the end of the season.'