Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has delivered an optimistic injury update on Ben Davies after he was forced off the pitch during their clash against Sevilla on Saturday.
The Lowdown: Concern for Davies
The Lilywhites have now completed their pre-season tour of South Korea in preparation for the new Premier League campaign after securing an emphatic 6-3 victory over Team K-League, before playing out a 1-1 draw with the La Liga outfit over the weekend.
However, there was a bit of a dampener put on the events in Asia as Davies, who came on as a substitute during the match against Julen Lopetegui’s side, was unable to finish the second half and had to be removed from the action after sustaining what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.
The Latest: Davies injury update
However, speaking in his post-match press conference, Conte issued an update on the Welshman and hopes that the situation might not be as bad as first feared.
The Tottenham manager said of the 29-year-old: “Yeah, he finished the game with a bit of pain in his ankle. Honestly I hope that’s nothing serious. The rest of the team is okay.”
The Verdict: Huge potential boost
Ever since Conte’s arrival in N17, Davies has grown to be a key player in the manager’s three-at-the-back formation, so knowing there’s a chance that the injury might not be as serious as first imagined will come as a huge boost to Spurs.
The 29-year-old has only missed one game since the Italian took charge last November, highlighting just how important a figure the manager views him to be in his starting XI.
Davies is a vital cog in Spurs’ squad, and much of the club’s fortunes for the upcoming campaign could be riding on his fitness, so here’s hoping that Conte will be able to get the defender back on his feet as soon as possible, with less than three weeks until the new Premier League season starts.
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