Speaking to the press before Tottenham Hotspur take on Newcastle United in the Premier League this afternoon (via football.london), Lilywhites manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that defender Ben Davies will miss the encounter through injury alongside Matt Doherty.
Mourinho confirms Ben Davies absence
Davies, who was withdrawn from the Wales squad by assistant manager Robert Page, suffered a ‘significant‘ blow whilst on international duty – and Mourinho has confirmed he won’t play a part today at St. James’ Park.
The 27-year-old, who the Lilywhites boss recently described as ‘amazing’ to the official Spurs app when he was given the captain’s armband against Wolfsberger in the Europa League (via the Boot Room), will miss Newcastle alongside fellow defender Doherty.
It is not all bad news, however, with Mourinho revealing that both Heung-min Son and Sergio Reguilon are ready to take part against the Magpies.
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Tottenham will be looking to continue their Premier League form overall amid growing pressure on the Spurs boss, with the Lilywhites having won four out of their last five matches domestically.
However, dismal results in the north London derby and Europa League make this clash against Newcastle one of many must-win encounters as Spurs look to salvage a strong end to the season.
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