Spurs defender Cristian Romero is resting a muscular injury and is not likely to play again for the club before the World Cup break.
The Argentine international’s calf injury has kept him out of the previous three games, but he should be ready to play in Saudi Arabia on November 22 in Argentina’s World Cup opener.
Even though Romero didn’t participate in Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle, he did take part in the team’s 2-2 Champions League stalemate with Sporting Lisbon, a decision that was later labelled a “huge, big danger” by Spurs head coach Antonio Conte.
Since then, he has missed the victories over Bournemouth and Marseille, and he is also unlikely to play in Sunday’s visit from Liverpool, Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third-round meeting at Nottingham Forest, or Sunday’s home game against Leeds on November 12.
Tottenham will likely not use Cristian Romero again until the World Cup
Romero missed the first three months of the 2017-18 season due to a hamstring ailment, and he has subsequently missed games due to adductor and hip issues.
Conte’s forwards Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are still not totally healthy, while Heung-min Son is scheduled to have surgery this week on a fracture around his eye.
Kulusevski has been sidelined since the team’s return from the international break in September with a hamstring injury, but he has been exercising outdoors and is hoping to make a comeback before the World Cup break. With his calf injury almost healed, Richarlison is also getting ready to resume his outdoor workouts.
Spurs advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League on Tuesday thanks to a spectacular late winner from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg against Marseille, and Antonio Conte will address the team’s health situation for Saturday’s game against Liverpool on Friday afternoon.
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