Speaking after the 2-2 draw against Arsenal today, Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou has taken time to discuss the injury suffered by Brennan Johnson, and the knock that James Maddison picked up during the game, too.
Naturally, the North London derby today was a full-blooded game with plenty of energy, aggression, and tough tackles. For Tottenham, both Brennan Johnson and James Maddison spent some time on the ground, though neither were due to dangerous challenges.
Spurs fans saw new signing Johnson forced off the field in the second half with what appeared to be a hamstring issue.
Later, James Maddison, who picked up two assists today, was assessed by the Tottenham physio but managed to play on before being replaced by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg late on.
The Lilywhites took a point away from the Emirates Stadium today to retain their unbeaten league record. They will be hoping that’s all they take away, too, and that their players can stay fit for the next run of games.
Postecoglou unsure on the fitness of Johnson
It may be too soon to tell just how serious the injuries for the Spurs pair are at this stage, as Ange Postecoglou gave as much of an update as he could to the press (via Football.London) after the game.
When asked about the issues, he said: “I’m not sure with Brennan, he felt his hamstring. Madders wasn’t 100 per cent going into the game but he got through it fine.”
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The fact Maddison was able to play on is hopefully a sign that he will not have picked up anything too serious. For Brennan Johnson, pulling up without any contact and holding his hamstring, that’s never usually a good thing, and I really hope it isn’t anything that will keep him out too long as he has looked bright in his early Spurs career.
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