Alasdair Gold has revealed a potential injury concern for Tottenham Hotspur wing-back Ivan Perisic, which he noticed towards the end of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.
Perisic made his first official start for Spurs in the Premier League against Wolves, where he had a mixed time overall. While the Croat, and Spurs in general, had a difficult first 45 minutes, he did improve considerably in the second half.
In fact, Perisic even set up the only goal of the clash scored by Harry Kane, with a flick-on from a corner, which gave Tottenham all three points in the league fixture.
Perisic was replaced by Ryan Sessegnon in the 76th minute, which appeared to be a routine substitution at the time, but that may not have been the case.
The former Inter Milan wing-back only just recovered from a calf injury picked up during his time in Italy (Football.London). However, he may now have suffered another problem after he was seen consulting the physio and holding his leg at the end of the match.
Antonio Conte can at least breathe a sigh of relief that the potential new issue appears not to be on the same leg as Perisic’s previous injury.
Gold spoke on his YouTube channel: “The only thing I noticed, Perisic did appear to be holding his leg. In the last five minutes or so and when he came off, there was a physio checking on him. He hiked up his shorts while they were checking it out on that side.
“What I would say, obviously he is back from that serious calf injury. On Saturday, he was focusing on his right leg – the calf injury was his left leg. I’m not ruling out a new injury, but I’m pretty sure it was a different leg to the calf injury.”
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Conte addressed how Perisic fared against Bruno Lage’s club during the post-match press conference, but he did not mention any injury concern at that time (Football.London). So perhaps there is no need to worry after all, as it may have been normal aches and pains.
If the 33-year-old is indeed injured, then Sessegnon can do a solid job in his stead, looking at the solid start the Englishman has made to the season.
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