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Antonio Conte has suggested he's made a big U-turn on Tottenham star pre-Leicester - TBR View
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Antonio Conte has suggested he's made a big U-turn on Tottenham star pre-Leicester - TBR View

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has made it clear that “there are no players that are undroppable” from the Spurs starting XI.

The Tottenham manager was responding to football.london‘s Alasdair Gold as to whether Son Heung-min was “undroppable”.

In March, Conte said he would have to be “crazy” to drop the Spurs forward from his team given his importance.

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Last season, Son and Mohamed Salah shared the Premier League Golden Boot with 23 goals apiece.

However, the Tottenham star has struggled this term and is yet to score after eight games in all competitions.

Now, it looks as though Conte has made a big U-turn on his previous stance.

“There are no players that are undroppable,” the Spurs boss told football.london.

“This has to be very clear. There are no players that are undroppable.

“Because if I tell this, it’s only to try to help my players and to try to avoid injuries, to try to have players at the top of their form and to have a good performance.

“If I am telling this it is only to protect my players and to give them the possibility to be, in every moment, at the top.”

Over the past few weeks, summer signing Richarlison has staked a claim to be a regular starter for Tottenham.

Likewise, Dejan Kulusevski has been in good form, though he has found himself on the bench of late.

Nonetheless, Conte’s comments are to be welcomed.

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Even the best, most in-form players can have downturns in form, and they shouldn’t be exempt from dropping to the bench.

Son is a world-class player whose form is not great at present. But surely it won’t be long before he’s firing on all cylinders again.

In the meantime, the likes of Richarlison and Kulusevski can step in and earn their place in the starting XI.

The best teams have intense competition for starting places, and Spurs are now in such a position.

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