ottenham face an anxious wait to discover the severity of an injury sustained by Ryan Sessegnon during Monday night’s 5-0 thrashing of Everton.
The versatile wing-back started yesterday’s Premier League rout in north London, but was replaced by Sergio Reguilon at half-time after suffering a muscle issue.
It is the latest in a long line of setbacks for Sessegnon, who has been finding his form under Antonio Conte after a torrid time with injuries over recent years.
The England Under-21 international will now be considered doubtful as Tottenham prepare for three more important top-flight fixtures in quick succession against Manchester United, Brighton and London rivals West Ham.
Speaking after his side’s five-star display against Everton, Conte lamented the latest disruption to Sessegnon’s progression and expressed hope that the injury was only minor as he also praised Spurs’ strength in depth.
“Ryan Sessegnon, we have to make evaluation tomorrow [Tuesday],” the Italian said. “I hope nothing serious as it is a muscular problem. I hope nothing serious because every time this player is having continuity of performance and then something wrong or a little injury. I hope it is nothing serious.
“I was happy for Sergio Reguilon because after Covid he came in and scored. He’s another player who has a lot of space for improvement and my expectation is that he improves his level. [Matt] Doherty is another player who I’d like to underline the improvement and then also we have Emerson Royal.
“Now the competition into the team is important. I think now I am starting to see a bit of competition into the team and if you want to become strong it is important to have competition and not players that they are sure they are going to play every game, every game, every game. They have to deserve and the competition be very good to improve our level.”