Cristian Stellini has said that Arnaut Danjuma will have a part to play against Brighton on Saturday, given the injuries and suspensions that Tottenham are currently dealing with.
Danjuma joined Spurs on an initial loan deal during the January transfer window, with the North London club thought to have the option to make the move permanent for £21m (Rob Guest on Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast).
However, the forward has not made a single start since arriving at the club, having made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League to go with two in the FA Cup (Transfermarkt).
With Richarlison now out injured and Lucas Moura suspended following his red card against Everton, Stellini confirmed that Danjuma will have a part to play in Saturday’s clash.
The Spurs interim head coach suggested that the 25-year-old is fully deserving of an opportunity, insisting that he trusts him to produce the goods.
When asked if Danjuma will get more game time over the coming weeks, the Italian told Football.London: “Now for sure because we don’t have many players but Danjuma deserves to play probably early but we also have a squad and some leaders of our team and if you send them out of the team then you can lose the ability to score.
“We have three very good strikers and it’s not easy to change them.
“You have to find the right way and the right moment and also now tactically we don’t have many solutions, and we don’t have enough players.”
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Danjuma would undoubtedly be regretting his decision to join Spurs in January when he had opportunities to join other Premier League clubs, where he would have played regularly.
If the 25-year-old gets an opportunity against Brighton, hopefully, he channels his frustration by delivering a statement performance.
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