Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their upcoming Premier League fixture.
What’s the latest?
In recent comments cited by Football.London, Antonio Conte revealed that he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, with only Cristian Romero and Ryan Sessegnon expected to miss the clash.
Speaking about the current state of his squad, the 52-year-old Spurs manager said: “There were no injuries after West Ham. Romero is injured and Sessegnon is injured. No new news at the moment. We don’t have new cases of [the viral pandemic]. All the players are back in training.”
The report then went on to state that summer signing Bryan Gil, who has played just 54 minutes of first-team football since Conte’s arrival in North London back in November, looks set to make a return to action this weekend, as the Spain international appears to have recovered from both a hamstring injury and illness.
Conte will be buzzing
Considering just how depleted a number of Premier League sides currently are as a result of the ongoing pandemic, with many teams attempting to postpone fixtures due to a high number of infections within their playing squad and staff, the news that Tottenham appear to have avoided a major outbreak is sure to have left the Italian coach buzzing.
Furthermore, the apparent return of Gil is yet another boost for the 52-year-old, as the £25.2m-rated man proved over his 29 LaLiga appearances last season that, when he is fully fit and firing, he has the potential to play a huge role for Spurs this term.
Indeed, the 20-year-old scored four goals, registered three assists and created four big chances in LaLiga last time out, as well as taking an average of 1.4 shots and making 1.8 key passes per game.
These returns saw the £83k-per-week forward earn an impressive seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.04, something which proves the youngster is more than capable of playing a big role in any success Tottenham may have in the current campaign.
And, with it looking as if the Spaniard is in contention for a starting spot against Palace this Sunday, perhaps this could be the fixture in which Gil finally announces himself to the Tottenham Hotspur faithful with a dominant display.