Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has been dealt a major injury blow as pre-Leicester City team news emerges.
The Lowdown: Spurs men absent…
The Lilywhites have had to contend without a fair few players recently as Conte aims to guide his side to a top Premier League four place and qualification for the Champions League.
Spurs sensation Oliver Skipp, most recently ruled out for the rest of 2021/2022, joins the likes of youngster Japhet Tanganga and Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty on the sidelines (Transfermarkt).
Having to improvise without those defensive options, it appears Conte will be without yet another player from his backline as news emerges on Sergio Reguilon.
The Latest: Conte without Reguilon…
As confirmed, the Spaniard will miss today’s clash against Leicester with a groin injury.
His absence leaves Conte with Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon as the most likely starts at wing-back, while the Italian could also turn to January signing Dejan Kulusevski in a makeshift role.
The Verdict: Hammer blow…
Being without yet another option comes as a hammer blow for Spurs given their crucial chase for a coveted European qualification spot.
The riches that come with Champions League participation could help to back Conte in the summer transfer market and ultimately convince him to stay in north London amid his links to Paris-Saint Germain.
Tottenham making a top-four place is absolutely vital ahead of next year and being without Reguilon, who has been called a ‘quality‘ player by ex-Leeds striker Noel Whelan, will not be the best start to May.
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