Mourinho Expects Lloris To Returns, Provides Injury Update On Giovanni Lo Celso And Steven Bergwijn: Tottenham’s goal-keeper set to brush off a slight injury concern in time for the club’s showdown against Chelsea.
Embarking on a gruelling set of fixtures last week as they got ready to take on a slew of clubs from the top 6 across the course of the next month, Tottenham knew this was going to be a defining moment for them. And the club passed its first test is some style as it downed Manchester City 2-0.
The overwhelming performance saw Tottenham not only showcase their mettle but show that they are here to stay this season. The result was followed up by a triumph in the Europa League, one which saw Tottenham extend their winning spree to six matches on the spin.
That record comes under serious threat this week though with the side taking on neighbours Chelsea in the London derby. A typically competitive and feisty clash, this intoxicating brew is going to get even more enthralling with Chelsea seeing confidence coursing through their veins much like Tottenham.
Mourinho Provides Injury Update Ahead Of The Tie
Tottenham’s manager, Mourinho provided the side’s raucous supporters with such much needed relief ahead of the matchup. Speaking ahead of Sunday’s battle, he said that the club would be welcoming back an injured trio for the fixture.
The manager said that the goal-keeper Hugo Lloris, Steve Bergwijn and Giovanni Lo Celso are all expected to return for the clash against Chelsea with all set to shrug off minor injury issues in time for the outing.
“I want to believe yes. We could push but we didn’t want to risk, and this 12 players on the bench gives you space for everything,” said Mourinho.
“It gives even you space to have a 16-year-old kid in there and give him a chance to make history with Tottenham. So with 12 players – Aurier right-back, Reguilon left-back, Dier CB, Sissoko midfielder, you have players in every position, that’s very good.”
When asked further why the trio had missed the club’s bygone encounter against Ludogorets in the Europe League he clarified: “Little things. Things that if I wanted to push, if I wanted to risk a little bit they could do it.”
Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela meanwhile continue to remain out for the side with both the players spending an extended spell on the sidelines. Tottenham meanwhile also confirmed that the side would be welcoming back 2,000 supporters for their fixture against Arsenal next weekend.