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Tottenham sidelined star player ahead of Newcastle match.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s injuries have persisted this season, with the team expected to be without centre-forward Richarlison for the encounter against Newcastle.

Spurs are slated to travel to the northeast for their Premier League match against Newcastle United today, but they will be without their Brazilian forward.

Richarlison was also ruled out of last Sunday’s league game against Nottingham Forest due to knee problems.

During the pregame press conference, Ange Postecoglou provided an update on Richarlison’s injury, confirming the player’s continued absence for the following week.

While the targetman is on the verge of returning, the decision has been made to focus on guaranteeing his fitness for the critical forthcoming matches, given the break ahead.

According to the club’s journalist Alasdair Gold on Football London, Postecoglou said:

“Yes, he will miss this week. He’s close, but with the weekend off next week and the last two rounds stacked with games for us, we believe having him ready is more important, but he’s making good progress.”

Tottenham will take a two-week vacation following the Newcastle encounter, with their next game, a North London derby, set for the end of the month on April 28th.

Richarlison is expected to be ready by then, having been suffering with a knee injury since last month, when he was on international duty with Brazil.

The 26-year-old admitted that his knee hurts and that he does not feel totally fit.

Despite this, he has made two brief substitute appearances for Spurs since then, for 5 minutes against Luton Town last month and 8 minutes against West Ham earlier this month.

Postecoglou would like to have one of his major goalscorers in peak shape as the Lilywhites prepare to face Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Burnley, and Manchester City in back-to-back Premier League games.

 

 

 

 

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