Tottenham manager Antonio Conte confirms injury blow to Son Heung-Min and January transfer plans
Antonio Conte confirms Spurs have a major injury blow to star attacker Son Heung-Min.
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Spurs take on Morecambe at the third-round stage of the FA Cup, and Conte says the forward is a huge doubt due to pain in his thigh.
What Antonio Conte said about Son’s injury
“Not for injury, their sub, but to try to give them 15 minutes of rest.
“ The day after Son felt a bit of pain in his muscle, in his leg and he had a scan.
“Now we have to make the right evaluations from the doctors. He’s injured.
“I don’t know but probably they could stay without training until the end of this cycle, before the international break.”
Tottenham have been linked to a host of Premier League players, including Wolverhampton’s Adama Traore, but Tottenham managers in the past have found Daniel Levy a tough nut to crack when it comes to closing out transfer deals.
Spurs are in desperate need of a strong, speedy wing-back to help push their quest for a top-four finish this season.
Italian manager Conte admittied the January transfer window can be quite tricky, but revealed he’s had a fairly strong relationship with Levy so far and is in constant contact with him regarding the direction of the club.
What Antonio Conte said about the January transfer window
He said: “As you would know I have just been working at the club for two months, but my relationship with the owner has been good.
“Of course, I have known Paratici [Spurs’ managing director] for some time so we talk always, but I’m having a good relationship with the owner.
“If we don’t talk always, I send a message to him to know what is happening.
“I’m sure that we want the best for Tottenham.
“The first person who wants to improve the situation is for sure our owner.
“I will have time to speak, also with the people who work within the club, to try to understand well the situation, to understand if there is the opportunity to improve this squad in this transfer market.
“We have two ways to improve the situation, no?
“One is to improve the players that we have in our squad.
“Another opportunity could be to improve the quality of the squad, but as you know very well January is not easy for anyone.”
Steven Bergwijn injury return
Antonio Conte also confirmed that Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn, who missed the game against Chelsea due to injury, is in line to return for this weekend’s FA Cup.
The Italian manager added: “I spoke with Steven today and his feeling is good. He’s improving day by day, step by step.
“My expectation and the medical department’s expectation is to come back very soon. We need to help him.”