Team news ahead of Fulham clash on Monday night
Fri 20 January 2023, 11:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Antonio Conte is not expecting any additional injury concerns as we head to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in the Premier League on Monday evening (8pm).
He cited fatigue as the only issue, particularly with the likes of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski, just back from injury, after our 4-2 loss against Manchester City on Thursday night.
Rodrigo was back in a Spurs shirt for the first time since November after picking up an injury in Uruguay’s final group game at the World Cup on 2 December and completed 75 minutes at the Etihad. It was Deki’s second start after missing three weeks and he was on target and played a full shift as we forged into a 2-0 lead at City only for the home side to come storming back in the second half.
Asked for a team news update at his pre-Fulham press conference on Friday morning, Antonio replied: “It’s difficult to answer because we only played last night, I think no, but sometimes something can happen after a day (following a game) and the medical department need time to make an evaluation, but I hope not. We finished with all the players, a bit tired, especially the players recovering from injury like Rodrigo, Deki Kulusevski, but it’s only fatigue.”