The international break came at a good time for Tottenham as the club as the two-week break gave the injured players time to work on their fitness.
The club confirmed that the likes of Eric Dier, Tanguy Ndombele, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Ryan Sessegnon are now back in training.
However, there was some bad news on the injury front as well as Giovani Lo Celso picked up a knock during Argentina’s international friendly against Chile which forced him to come off.
After the 23-year-old was assessed, Tottenham revealed that he had suffered a hip injury and won’t be back to first team training until the end of October.
This piece of news left some Spurs fans on social media extremely frustrated. Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has now made a prediction about Lo Celso’s injury that may distress Spurs fans.
The former England stopper revealed that while he was excited by Lo Celso’s signing, he said that the injury will prove a major set back for him.
He also predicted that the Argentine international won’t be back in first team action until Christmas.
Speaking to Football Centre on Sky Sports News (11/09/2019 at 11:40 am), Robinson said, “He was just starting to come into it. It’s very unfortunate. When you sign a player of Lo Celso’s quality, you are going to want him involved in the team, as quickly as possible.
“I watched him a couple of times at Betis and I thought it was a very good and astute signing by Daniel Levy – but as a new players trying to come into a new country and trying to settle, he’s made three substitute appearances, obviously looking to break into that starting XI, with a chance of doing so with the way Tottenham are playing, it’s now a real setback. I don’t think we’ll see him again now until Christmas.”
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Tottenham certainly have a previous with respect to playing down the extent of injuries and so one wouldn’t be surprised if the club’s predicted recovery time is a conservative estimate. While Lo Celso’s injury is certainly a set back for the team, the one saving grace is that attacking midfield is one area where Spurs are pretty well stocked with the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, and Erik Lamela.
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