Injury updates for Tottenham as Ange Postecoglou prepares for his first north London derby with a nearly completely healthy Spurs team
Tottenham is in the best condition to compete in the North London Derby the following week. Having a league-best four-match winning streak, scoring goals, and playing exciting football.
Only two teams have scored more goals than their 13 through five games, making them one of the league’s unbeaten teams and the top four teams right now.Spurs are the team playing the superior football so far going into one of the most anticipated derby days in recent memory.
Ange Postecoglou is working with a nearly totally healthy group and, barring any lingering concerns from training, will be ready to field his strongest team once more. This is good news for Postecoglou, who has appeared to be infallible so far. The fact that the Spurs haven’t had to rotate much thus early this season is one of their strengths.
new signature Son Heung-min has assumed a central position while Manor Solomon has retreated to the side in order to accomodate.One of the major advantages is that Dejan Kulusevski, who was out for extended periods of time with niggles last season, is again healthy and available. This has allowed for some of the best attacking play to flow via him.
James Maddison has remained strong and in form despite getting fouled frequently for club and country – he is the equal third most fouled player in the league. Richarlison, who was expected to be Harry Kane’s immediate replacement after returning from Brazil’s international duty, has been able to contribute from the bench, which speaks volumes about the depth that the team currently has.
There are no immediate concerns for Spurs as they enter a crucial week following the match against Sheffield United. Everyone else who has participated this season was in contention, with the exception of Giovani Lo Celso, who missed the game on Saturday after already being declared out by Postecoglou.
“Giovani Lo Celso won’t be available this weekend,” He participated in our training session yesterday, but we’ll wait another week, he remarked on Friday. The addition of new player Alejo Veliz, who joined the team over the summer, gave the team a boost at the same time.
Alejo is now playing, which is fantastic, added Postecoglou. His first session took place yesterday (Thursday). He has been impatiently anticipating beginning. It was beneficial to have him involved yesterday, and he will continue to be available.
Veliz didn’t make the matchday roster for the match against the Blades, but his preparedness gives the team more depth, despite his inexperience. The long-awaited comeback of his South American teammate Rodrigo Bentancur is also progressing, although he still has to sit out for at least another six weeks.
While not participating in the main training group, he participated in the warm-up on the grass at Hotspur Way for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury in February. Bentancur, whose recuperation is still ongoing, was forced to accept additional solitary workouts.
Postecoglou is applauding his eagerness while also noting that he is pushing for a return. The hardest part of rehab is. Ask any player; it’s not just the work; there’s also the lonesome aspect of it. Although yesterday he was buzzing, this is good.
It’s true that he has a good amount of work to do, and it’s wonderful to have him involved. Naturally, he was disappointed when we had to remove him from it after 30 minutes.
Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil are the two other players who are not likely to play because they are still focusing on making a comeback. If no problems arise this week, next Sunday’s match at the Emirates Stadium between two fluid sides is going to be a blast.