The boss, Ange Postecoglou, picked the same group of players for Tottenham’s game today against Sheffield United. Son Heung-min is still the best player, having scored three goals in the last game against Burnley. Manar Solomon is also playing on the left side of the team.
The person in charge of the Spurs team said Eric Dier did not play in the last two games because he had a small injury, but he has not been a big part of the coach’s plans this season.
But he is still part of the team. He also said, ‘I haven’t returned yet.”
Very Low Expectations to Have Giovani Lo Celso and Eric
Giovani Lo Celso injured his quadriceps in the Carabao Cup match against Fulham, and Postecoglou said on Friday: “He will not be available this weekend. He trained with us yesterday, but we have given him another week, and we hope to be able to compete next weekend.
“Yesterday, everyone came back (from international duty), and we had an afternoon and recovery sessions for everyone. It was a full session today, and everyone did well. No problem. They have all finished their training, and of course, we’ll see how they recover, but for now, they’re coming through unscathed.
“Alejo (Bellis) had his first training session with us yesterday. The remaining members made really important contributions to us. ”
“Eric was injured, so he did not even play in the last two games,” the Australian said. He just started training again this week as we were on international break. Hugo (Lloris) was training with the goalkeeper group, so nothing has changed from that point of view.”
Rodrigo Bentancur and Brennan Johnson Hopeful for Matchday?
Rodrigo Bentancur was cleared to take part in the warm-up portion of Thursday’s training, but Postecoglou stressed that he is still far from returning due to a serious knee injury.
“A few weeks ago, he burst into my room and said he wanted to join the team,” he added. “Rehabilitation, talking to all the players, it’s difficult. You don’t have to do the work. It is a solitary element that is not in a group.
“The fact that he warmed up yesterday and that he was there was controversial. And when we pulled him up after warm-ups, he was pretty depressed. That’s good. It’s fair to say he still has a lot of work to do, but it’s great to have him there, and I think it’s encouraging him a little bit. It’s great to see.”
Brennan Johnson is part of the matchday squad and hopes to debut as a substitute after joining Nottingham Forest on deadline day.
Starting lineup: Vicario, Polo, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogi, Sarr, Bissouma, Kulusevski, Maddison, Solomon, Son. Substitutes: Skip, Hojbjerg, Richarlison, Emerson, Perisic, Dyer, Forster, Johnson, Davies. Injuries: Lo Celso, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Gil, Whiteman
Date and time: Saturday, September 16, 2023, 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium