After an injury blow sustained in the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend, Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed more news on defender Eric Dier.
The Lowdown: Dier limps off…
The England international picked up a ‘really bad dead leg’ at Selhurst Park last weekend according to reliable reporter Alasdair Gold, prompting Nuno to replace him with Joe Rodon just 12 minutes into the encounter (BBC).
Since then, Spurs have been sweating on the fitness of Dier as they also prepare for a mouth-watering London derby clash at the weekend against fierce rivals Chelsea.
Now, Nuno has confirmed some news on the 27-year-old ahead of tonight’s Europa Conference League clash with Rennes.
The Latest: Nuno confirms team news…
Speaking to football.london, Nuno has come out and revealed that Dier did not travel with the squad to France and will miss this evening’s group stage encounter as a result.
“I can tell you the players that did not travel,” the Portuguese explained to the press.
“Son did not travel, Dier did not travel and Sessegnon did not travel. That’s the team news.”
The Verdict: Blow for Spurs?
While it is currently unconfirmed whether the 45-cap ace will be fit for Chelsea, Spurs will certainly be hoping so judging by his start to the season.
He has been called ‘excellent‘ for his campaign so far by figures in the media and even managed a nomination for August’s Premier League Player of the Month award.
Of course, with the international break wreaking havoc on Nuno’s options in the heart of defence, Dier’s return as soon as possible could be absolutely crucial.
In other news: ‘Very worrying’, ‘Disgraceful’…Many Tottenham fans blast what ‘clueless’ man did vs Palace, find out more here.
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