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Tottenham: Antonio Conte confirms team news vs Forest, Cristian Romero out

Tottenham: Antonio Conte confirms team news vs Forest, Cristian Romero out -Premier League News

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has confirmed his team news before the Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest as Cristian Romero will miss out again. 

The lowdown: Romero’s injury

Romero picked up an adductor muscle injury in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea a fortnight ago and subsequently missed the victory over Wolves.

The 24-year-old Argentina international had originally been expected to return to the fold in three to four weeks, but reports from his homeland suggested the meeting with Forest was a possibility.

However, Conte has seemingly dismissed Romero’s chances of featuring whilst addressing the health of his entire squad…

The latest: ‘Stupid to take a risk’

Speaking during his pre-match press conference (via Football London), the Spurs boss confirmed that the 11-cap ace would not be ready for the clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

He said: “Cristian had a little problem during the game against Chelsea in the final part of the game, but it’s a little problem.

“After the game he started to feel a bit of pain in his adductor. We checked him, and honestly the player wanted to give his availability but in this type of situation especially as we have a lot of games to play, it would be stupid to take a risk. For this reason for the game against Wolverhampton, he’s not available.”

The verdict: Big loss

Although Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Clement Lenglet are more than capable of forging a solid defensive combination, Romero’s absence is undoubtedly a huge blow to Tottenham’s chances against an exciting newly-promoted outfit.

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Spurs fans, do you remember who scored your first goal of the season against Man City?

Last season, the man on loan from Atalanta earned a superb 7.15 SofaScore rating whilst winning 5.9 duels, making 3.3 clearances and 1.5 interceptions on average per Premier League outing.

Hailed as ‘brilliant’ by Lilywhites favourite and club ambassador Ledley King, Conte is certainly wise not to take any risks with the centre-back and will want him back to full fitness as swiftly as possible.

Meanwhile, there was a positive coming from the pre-match build-up as Conte also confirmed the ‘good news’ that Oliver Skipp would return to team training next week.


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