As transfer talks ‘opened,’ Tottenham manager Antonio Conte reveals Son Heung-min’s injury setback.
ANTONIO CONTE delivered more bad news to Tottenham fans, as star winger Son Heung-min has been ruled out until the end of the month due to injury.
Tottenham’s problems have grown even worse after Antonio Conte announced on Friday that star winger Son Heung-min has been ruled out until the end of January due to injury.
And the South Korean’s absence could speed up a deal for Wolves winger Adama Traore, with transfer talks reportedly underway for the Spaniard.
Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, handing Conte a dreadful return to the club with which he won the Premier League in 2017.
The Lilywhites face a mountain to climb in the second leg next week after a Kai Havertz goal was followed by a calamitous Ben Davies own goal.
Spurs never looked like scoring, especially after star player Son was taken off as a precaution with 15 minutes remaining.
Son developed muscle pains a day later in training, despite the fact that it was originally intended as a substitute to prevent fatigue.
Spurs now expect him to be out for two weeks as a result of the injury, which means he will miss the entire busy January schedule.
“It was a strange situation because I made two substitutions together against Chelsea, Lucas and Son, but not for injury,” Conte explained.
“It was to give them a chance to relax.”
“Then he had a scan the next day because he had a little pain in his muscle, in his leg.”
“Now we can get the right diagnosis from the doctor.”
“He’s suffering from an injury.”
I’m not sure, but they could probably go until the end of the cycle, before the international break, without training.”
It could not come at a worse time for the Italian if Tottenham’s timetable is correct.
Apart from the match against Morecambe on Sunday, Tottenham are in for their most difficult month of the season so far in January.
On January 12, the second leg of the League Cup semi-final against Chelsea will be played at home, followed by an intriguing tie against bitter rivals Arsenal on January 16 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham will then face Leicester away on January 19, before their second away match.
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