Spurs v Brentford - team news
Wed 01 December 2021, 14:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Cristian Romero will be out until early next year with a hamstring injury.
The central defender picked up the problem in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on 16 November. “It’s not good news,” Antonio told us after training on Wednesday, the squad’s final preparations for our Premier League clash at home against Brentford on Thursday evening (7.30pm).
“The injury is serious. I don’t know at this moment but, for sure, he’s not going to play in 2021, and we’ll have to wait until January, February. It’s a pity, because he’s an important player for us. We’ll check him week by week, but he needs time. We trust a lot in our medical area, our physiotherapists and doctors, and we’ll try to recover him as soon as possible.”
Giovani Lo Celso also returned from international duty with an injury. He’s improved but remains sidelined for Brentford. “His situation is totally different,” explained Antonio. “I think, maybe after the Brentford game, he’ll be with us in training. He’s started to have sessions on the pitch, not with the team, with a physical coach.”