Report: 'Magnificent' Tottenham star to miss Brighton clash
Tottenham Hotspur attacker Dejan Kulusevski will miss Saturday’s meeting with Brighton, according to The Athletic.
The 22-year-old has been nursing a hamstring injury he picked up while on international duty with Sweden.
Kulusevski has already missed Tottenham’s last two games, against Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Earlier this week, Antonio Conte had suggested that the Swede was unlikely to feature for the foreseeable.
He said on Monday: “I hope to recover him quickly.
“But I don’t know if for the next game (Brighton), or for the game in the Champions League against Eintracht Frankfurt at home (on Wednesday).”
Conte currently has a number of absences to contend with ahead of the trip to the Amex Stadium.
Emerson Royal is beginning a three-match suspension following his red card against the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Lucas Moura “will be out for a while”, as Conte said ahead of the Frankfurt clash.
Kulusevski has been a big miss for Tottenham, who have stumbled in his absence.
On the whole, Spurs have generally looked a better outfit with him in the team.
That, Richarlison has done really well, with five contributions in 10 appearances.
That record is impressive when you consider that Conte took his time to introduce him into the side.
But that just highlights how “magnificent” Kulusevski has been since he arrived in January.
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