'Very good': £15m Tottenham player says he's finally over injury, fittest he's been in years
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'Very good': £15m Tottenham player says he's finally over injury, fittest he's been in years

Matt Doherty says he is finally over a lingering knee injury which has kept him out of Tottenham games before the World Cup.

The Sun reported that Doherty has benefitted from the unprecedented mid-season break to do some fitness work under Antonio Conte.

Conte is famously uncompromising when it comes to what he is demanding from his players in terms of their physical conditioning.

On the evidence of the friendlies before the season resumes, Doherty has been rising to that challenge, and is likely in line to face Brentford on Boxing Day.

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Doherty says he is fully recovered from knee injury now

£15 million man Doherty said: “Physically I’m in a very good place right now.

“Probably in the best condition I’ve been in for a long time.

“My knee feels pretty good. I have no injury concerns at all.

“I’m just ready to attack the second half of the season and see how that goes.”

Doherty may well start against Brentford in the left wing-back role with Ryan Sessegnon still recovering from a fitness issue and Ivan Perisic only just back from the World Cup.

Conte is trying to manage the fitness of his squad and coping with their demands after their staggered return after the World Cup.

But Doherty has been able to get himself fitter than he has been for some time which he will hope helps him put a run of games together now.

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