Tottenham Hotspur

Another concern for Ange as three Tottenham players are at the risk of suspension

Ange Postecoglou is working with a extremely thin Tottenham squad which has further depleted in the last month following the injury crisis at the club.

Tottenham are missing nine players right now, all through injuries except for Romero who is going to serve the last of his suspension against Manchester City this weekend.

Following Micky van de Ven’s injury, which will keep him out of the game for some time, they do have a suitable center back.

Despite being short of choices, Ange chose to start right-back Emerson Royal as a makeshift center-back over the England defender, despite Dier being their only natural center-back.

In the midfield, Pape Matar Sarr returned from his international service with an injury and is also doubtful, and Maddison also sustained a long-term injury that will keep him out until January.

Spurs fans were thrilled to see Bentancur return last week, but their happiness was short-lived as he sustained an ankle injury from a reckless tackle by Matty Cash. As a result, he will now miss a further two and a half months of football.

Due to suspension, Bissouma was unable to play in the last game against Wolves after receiving his fifth booking of the year. He will return against City and play in the midfield with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, another guy Ange is not planning to use but who will be crucial given the injury situation.

The offensive front is also hurt, as Perisic and Solomon are out, but there is some hope because Richarlison is expected back by Christmas.

Postecoglou has to worry about possible sanctions for important players as the injury problem worsens. With three bookings apiece, Pape Matar Sarr, Destiny Udogie, and Hojbjerg are navigating thin ice.

According to Football London, the manager’s problems would worsen if the three received two more cards in the following six games, which would lead to suspensions.

Amidst the demanding schedule of the upcoming holiday season, Postecoglou’s top priority is to manage the team’s injuries and navigate the risky suspension situation so as to prevent more losses in important games.


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