“Ange’s Battle: Spurs Hit by More Injury Woes as Problems Keep Piling Up”

Joe Lee

Spurs full list of absentees

In the Premier League, the Lilywhites lost to Chelsea 4-1 at home. It was an enjoyable match for the impartial spectator, but Postecoglou would want to forget about it quickly. While Spurs were reduced to nine men in the second half, they were commended for their audacity in playing a high line. These were just a few of the game’s many positives.

Some important players did, however, also leave the pitch throughout the game. More worryingly, Mauricio Pochettino’s team forced the removal of James Maddison and Micky van de Ven due to injuries. Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie were given red cards.

Postecoglou said after the game that Maddison had taken a knock to the ankle, but van de Ven’s injury appeared to be much more “serious” as he walked off the turf while gripping his hamstring.

“It’s too early but looking at Micky you’re thinking it’s a pretty significant one so you’d assume he’ll be out for a little while.” Regarding Maddison and van de Ven, Postecoglou stated.

“Madders got a knock on the ankle and we’ll just have to assess him and see how it is.”

Spurs’ early-season success has been largely attributed to the two, with Postecoglou having the best start of any new manager in Premier League history.

On the list of absentees are Maddison, van de Ven, Romero, Udogie, Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon, Alfie Whiteman, and Ben Davies. According to reports from the past 24 hours, Postecoglou will now be without a player for the foreseeable future.

Richardson is scheduled for surgery.

In fact, forward Richarlison has disclosed that he will undergo surgery to address a chronic problem with his pubic bone. Fabrizio Romano provided the latest information on this. As a result, it looks like the Brazil international will miss some time due to injury, with Postecoglou’s problems currently becoming worse at N17.

“The last few months haven’t been easy for me… I’ve had health problems,” said Richarlison on Tuesday.

“I’ve already spoken to the doctors and soon I will do surgery on my pubis. I think it’s time to rest”.

Despite criticism at points, Richarlison had been a mainstay for Spurs this season – starting seven league matches and playing in ten overall. The 26-year-old was on the bench for their match against Chelsea but didn’t feature, but it is unclear if his pubic bone issue is the reason why. Speaking after Richarlison’s match-winning goal and assist in a dramatic 2-1 win over Sheffield United in September, Postecoglou called him a “fantastic” player.

In regards to Richarlison, Postecoglou said to Match of the Day, “He’s a fantastic footballer.”

Like so many of us, he has so much to give, and that can lessen the weight he’s carrying in other areas of his life. I’m very happy for him as I felt he performed admirably. He’s usually dangerous in the air, so it was clear that we were trying to score and get some balls in the box.

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