Journalist says Spurs are ‘more optimistic’ about injury to player than Conte is

Dan Kilpatrick has clarified that the medical staff at Tottenham do not share the same pessimism as Antonio Conte regarding Yves Bissouma’s injury.

Bissouma picked up an ankle injury earlier this month and subsequently had surgery to fix the problem. Alasdair Gold reported at the time that the Mali international is expected to be out of action for around seven to eight weeks.

Yves Bissouma
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The 26-year-old’s injury is a particularly big blow for the Lilywhites as Rodrigo Bentancur is also out of action with an ACL problem and is not expected to kick a ball until September (Evening Standard).

Following Tottenham’s 1-0 loss against AC Milan at the San Siro last week, Conte was quite pessimistic about Bissouma’s injury, hinting that like Bentancur, the former Brighton man could also be out of action for the rest of the season (Football London).

However, Kilpatrick has now said on social media that the club are more optimistic about the midfielder’s return date.

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I think Conte might have just been suggesting that he is planning for the worst-case scenario after Bissouma’s injury, which one would expect the coaching staff to do.

Based on reports, the expectation at the club seems to be that the midfielder will return to action by mid-April.

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