‘Stopped him at the right time’ – Conte provides update on player’s injury

Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte has revealed that Sergio Reguilon suffered from muscle fatigue in the 3-0 win over Norwich City and that he expects the Spaniard to make a swift return to action.

Reguilon has started every single Premier League game at left-wing-back since Conte’s arrival in North London.

The former Real Madrid man seemed to be growing into the role, scoring Spurs’ winner against Leeds and setting up the Lilywhites’ second goal in their 2-0 win over Brentford.

Reguilon had a solid start to the game against Norwich but had to be withdrawn in the 22nd minute after seemingly going down with a thigh problem.

The 24-year-old took to social media after the game to ask fans not to remove him from their Fantasy Premier League sides, admitting that he will be back in action in a ‘few days’.

Conte has now confirmed that Reguilon’s injury is not serious and that he is expected to recover swiftly.

The Spurs boss told the club’s official website: “Reguilon is a generous player because he started the game, and he wasn’t 100 per cent. I spoke with him at the end of the game, and we stopped him at the right time.

“I hope to have him very soon. It’s not an injury, only fatigue in his muscle. On one hand, I was disappointed with this situation. On the other, I think Ryan Sessegnon had the possibility to play.

“This player is very young, he needs to feel confidence and to feel also the right atmosphere, that’s he’s playing for an important shirt. He has the capacity, the quality, but he has to work.

“I’m pleased for him, and for Doherty, when he came in, he played very well. We need all the players in the squad. We have to play many, many games and they have to be ready.”

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This is very good news regarding Reguilon, particularly given that we still do not have confirmation regarding the severity of Emerson Royal’s absence. The Spaniard has adapted very to the left-wing-back role and seems to be getting better at timing his forward forays.

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