Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may rest Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen against Crystal Palace as he lamented the timing of the upcoming global break.
Spurs have had a hectic run of five games in 13 days which will end on Saturday when they face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Alli has been managing a hamstring problem, Dier has missed the last three games with a thigh injury and Eriksen has not fully recovered from an abdomen injury, yet all three have been called up by their countries for the games next week.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday that the club are lucky to be playing their home games at Wembley even as they wait for their new stadium to be finished. Spurs had to play on a poor surface 24 hours after an NFL game last week and it was still not in pristine condition for their Champions League game with PSV on Tuesday.
"It is play, play, then move them there and play again".
"That is why we need to take care and send them really fresh. If we're capable of arriving and starting to play in our new stadium in a very good position, being involved in all competitions, I think our fans in our new stadium are going to be key and decisive maybe to try to win something".
"Yes it is true if you said to me would you prefer all my worldwide players stay here and rest for two weeks without competition, I would say yes", he said. But that is impossible.
Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier have also been sidelined at different stages.
"The most important thing is when you players start to feel pressure from their team-mates pushing you to move and be conscious and responsible to increase your level". If you see our schedule for the next few months it will be so tough.
Spurs are five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and have a crucial clash against Chelsea after the global break.