Tottenham Hotspur left-back Sergio Reguilon is not expected to be a long-term absentee amid his recent injury concerns.
Spurs reporter Alasdair Gold was speaking on the latest Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast after the Spaniard missed the victory over Newcastle United at the weekend.
It is believed the 25-year-old picked up a knock during a training session last week, which saw him fail a late fitness test before the game in N17.
Antonio Conte decided to play Matt Doherty as his left wing-back with Emerson Royal starting on the right, which proved to be a great decision as both scored against Eddie Howe’s side.
With Spurs now occupying fourth spot in the Premier League table, a huge game this coming weekend against Aston Villa nears – and Gold had the following to say on Reguilon’s issue:
If fit, should Reguilon start on Saturday?
“It will be interesting to see whether Reguilon’s back. There’s some talk that he failed a late fitness test, which would suggest it’s not a long-term thing. I mean, would you switch back if Reguilon’s fit? I think you have to.”
TIF Thoughts on Reguilon’s absence…
This will likely be a big frustration for Conte with Ryan Sessegnon also out currently through injury, which has left the Italian without a natural left wing-back.
With Sessegnon suffering from a hamstring issue, the hope will be Reguilon can return for their game this weekend against Steven Gerrard’s side so Spurs have a natural left-sided wing-back on the pitch.
However, it was shown on Sunday that this current Spurs side can deal with setbacks as both wing-backs excelled despite Reguilon’s omission from the squad.