‘Hopefully’ – Postecoglou says another injured Spurs star could be back this week

Ange Postecoglou has said that he is hopeful that Pape Matar Sarr will be back before the end of this week.

Tottenham have been going through a torrid time injury and suspension-wise over the last month, with Postecoglou having to navigate a tricky run of fixtures without an entire team of players.

The Australian had even remarked a few days ago that he does not remember a time in his two-decade-long coaching career where he has had so many players out of action at the same time (Football.London).

Pape Matar Sarr
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Pape Matar Sarr could return this week for Spurs

However, there is now finally light at the end of the tunnel for Spurs, who put an end to a three-game losing streak on Sunday by emerging with a hard-fought 3-3 draw from the Etihad Stadium.

Richarlison made his comeback in the encounter, coming on as a late substitute and the game also marks the last match of Cristian Romero’s three-match suspension.

Postecoglou shared further good news regarding Sarr, suggesting that the Senegalese international is expected to recover in a matter of days.

The Tottenham head coach said (via Alasdair Gold): “We’ve gone through a fairly extreme time. We’ll get Romero back now and we’ve missed him. 

“Richarlison got some game time, Pape Sarr will hopefully be available by the end of the week but the rest won’t be back for a while. As we get the players back I’m confident we’ll pick up some momentum and we can battle with anyone.”

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The result on Sunday will do wonders to the players’ confidence and with Romero and Sarr now expected to come back, and with Postecoglou also having the option of turning to a fully fit Richarlison, things certainly look a lot rosier for Spurs than they did a few days ago.

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