Tottenham assistant head coach, Cristian Stellini, has confirmed that Richarlison’s problem is nothing to do with his hamstring and is not a reoccurrence of the issue he suffered from earlier in the season.

Richarlison has only just returned from the injury he picked up on international duty for Brazil at the Qatar World Cup, but missed yet another Spurs game this evening against Preston North End.


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Stellini confirmed that the attacker picked up a knock in the last few days and although Tottenham tried to recover him in time, they decided it was not a good idea to make him play.

Richarlison apparently has a ‘small issue’ in his adductor but it should not keep him out for long as Stellini added that Spurs ‘will find’ him next week. He also added that Harry Kane was not risked because of the illness he has suffered from this week.

He said (Football London): “He has a small problem in the last few days. We tried to recover him but it was not a good idea to recover him. We had just Harry Kane sick and so it was not a good idea to risk him. We will find Richarlison next week.”

When asked if it was the hamstring again, he added: “No, no, no, it was a different injury. He recovered well, he has a small problem in his adductor but nothing special.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Getting all of the attackers back fit is crucial for Tottenham’s top-four bid, I think. Starting with Kane, Son and Kulusevski, then having Richarlison, Danjuma, and Moura to come on would give Spurs depth and firepower they haven’t had in a long time.

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