Report: Potential blow for Conte as Spurs defender picks up injury in World Cup qualifier

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In what could come as a major blow to Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their clash against Leeds United, Cristian Romero picked up an injury in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte will already have to do make do without Oliver Skipp for Sunday’s clash as the midfielder is suspended following his yellow card against Everton.

The Italian will also be sweating over the fitness of Skipp’s midfield partner Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg, who is a doubt for the game following the injury he sustained at Goodison Park (Football.London).

Romero is now the latest player to pick up an injury, with the centre-back coming off with a thigh strain in Argentina’s 0-0 draw with Brazil yesterday.

The 23-year-old has started on the right side of the back three in both of Conte’s games in charge and will be a big miss if he is ruled out of Sunday’s clash.

Fabrizio Romano revealed that the Tottenham defender is expected to undergo medical tests in the coming hours to deduce the extent of his injury.

Charlie Eccleshare also labelled the defender as a ‘doubt’ for the Leeds clash, with Spurs awaiting further assessment on the severity of the injury.

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It would be a huge blow for Spurs if Romero is ruled out of Sunday’s clash as the Argentine was showing signs of getting adjusted to the Premier League and seemed to be improving with each game.

If Romero is ruled out, it will be interesting to see if Conte decides to use Sanchez (or Rodon) or if he decides to give an opportunity to Tanganga, who seems a better fit for the right-centre-back role.

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