'Not right' - Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou gives big injury update
Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has given an update as to the fitness of his players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting with Brighton. The Australian boss admitted it's the 'healthiest squad' he has had at his disposal for a 'while'.
Spurs will have forward Son Heung-min available as he returns from the Asian Cup and completed training sessions with the club towards the end of the week. Yves Bissouma could also face the Seagulls as he returns from the Africa Cup of Nations and Postecoglou put down any suggestions of a malaria scare.
The manager said: "No, that's not right. He had a slight form of malaria before the tournament, but it cleared up by the start of the tournament. He's 100% now.
"Sonny did recovery on Thursday and trained today. Biss trained, Lo Celso trained. The only ones still out are Solomon and Sessegnon. Sonny and Biss they trained well. Gio trained all week but he's missed a fair bit of football so we'll whether he needs another week or not."
Spurs are looking to bounce back from a disappointing point against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend. A Richarlison brace against his former side looked to have the London club in control on Merseyside but the Toffees rallied with a Jarrad Branthwaite goal in injury time ensuring the spoils were shared.
Postecoglou was asked if he hoped to sure his side up defensively later into games but admitted that didn't fit his mantra as a boss. He said: "It's disappointing to concede goals at any point. People will want to analyse it. I'm sorry but we're going to be a team that will score or concede goals late. The way we want to close out games is by trying to score goals late on. One thing we're not going to do is jump at shadows and try to fix the latest thing being analysed."