Antonio Conte is keeping his fingers crossed that Ben Davies’ injury is not anything serious as Tottenham continue to build towards the new Premier League season.
The Welshman made his first pre-season appearance in the second half against Sevilla in South Korea this afternoon, lining up at left-centre-back as normal.
However, when going up for a header with ten minutes left on the clock, Davies came crashing down onto the turf and appeared to land awkwardly on his ankle.
Conte confirmed that Davies did indeed feel some pain in his ankle, which is why he was replaced by Malachi Fagan-Walcott, but he hopes it will not be a serious problem.
The Italian also revealed that he wants to give Ivan Perisic his first Tottenham minutes against Rangers in the next game, while Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster will be back with the squad next Wednesday. Everyone else is said to be okay.
He said (Football London): “He [Davies] finished the game with a bit of pain in his ankle. I hope nothing serious.
“The rest of the people is okay and we still have Bissouma and Fraser with Covid. Next week on Wednesday they will return to us.
“Everyone else ok, Perisic I hope to give him 20 to 30 minutes in the next game against Rangers.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Having a fully-fit squad for the start of the season would be a big bonus. Of course, injuries will happen, but at least starting off with a full squad is ideal. Conte will want two players to choose from in every position across the season.
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