Tottenham Hotspur striker Alejo Veliz is predicted to be out for a few months with a knee damage, supervisor Ange Postecoglou stated on Thursday and is one in every of 10 who might be lacking from Friday’s third-round FA Cup match.
The 20-year-old Argentine was helped off the pitch through the Premier League house win over Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve.
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“Unfortunately, it was a fairly significant injury,” stated Postecoglou. “He had scans after the game and it’s going to keep him out probably a couple months.
“Won’t need surgery but some significant ligament damage, so disappointing for him because he’s kind of worked hard to get an opportunity in the last couple of weeks.”
Tottenham’s South Korea captain Son Heung-Min and Senegal midfielder Pape Matar Sarr might be among the many key gamers lacking from Friday’s FA Cup third spherical tie at house to Burnley attributable to worldwide obligation on the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations respectively.
Postecoglou did have some optimistic news with Dutch defender Micky van de Ven near coming back from the hamstring damage he suffered of their 4-1 Premier League loss to Chelsea on November 6.
“Micky has trained this week,” the Australian stated. “I’m not sure about Friday’s game, he might be involved in the squad. It is good to get him back but obviously he has missed a fair bit so we will have to be careful with him.”
While fifth-placed Spurs are within the thick of the crowded Premier League title struggle, six factors behind leaders Liverpool, the supervisor insisted the Premier League doesn’t maintain extra significance than the FA Cup.
“I know what I feel. Every competition I am in, I want to win. I don’t rank them or diminish any against others. Whether it’s domestic or continental, everything is hard earned,” he stated. “I have not sensed anything different with this competition.
“The club has history in this, many of the greatest memories Spurs supporters have will have been in the FA Cup.”
Tottenham have received the FA Cup eight occasions, however its most up-to-date triumph was again within the 1991.
“I’m similar to anyone who loves football. The FA Cup is a significant event. The FA Cup reaches every corner of the globe, it is a great competition with great tradition and I am looking forward to having a crack at it,” Postecoglou stated.
“At the start of every season every club has ambitions and dreams of winning silverware. More than anything else it is an opportunity for us to try and win a competition and for a club of our stature that should be the ambition every year.”