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Conte gives worrying news of Romero’s injury; confirms Tottenham dilemma

Tottenham coach Antonio Conte has announced that center-back Cristian Romero could be out for a while after an international injury.

The Argentine injured his hamstring in Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Brazil, and Conte confirmed it ahead of their Premier League clash against Leeds United on Sunday Romero faces a spell on the sidelines.

He said: “We have bad news about Cristian Romero because of his injury. I have spoken to the doctors and now he has to wait 7-10 days for another scan to see how long it will take to recover.

“Giovani Lo Celso didn’t come back perfectly physically and I don’t know if he’s available. Romero is not available, then there is the rest of the team.

tea Tottenham The boss also confirmed he has a midfield dilemma ahead of the north London game.

Oliver Skipp is suspended, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also suffered a blow in the international match. That opens the door to a return for Harry Winks or Tanguy Ndombele.

Conte added: “Skippy has been banned for one game but in the previous games we have played with Skippy and Hojbjerg. I hope to have Hojbjerg back on the team today because he was gone for a week and then there is another one between Winks and Tanguy [to play instead of Skipp]. “


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Ndombele asked for more to be done

As for Ndombele, Conte revealed he’s trying to get more out of the talented French playmaker.

He added: “I’ve seen a lot of managers struggle with his position. He’s got the quality. He has to understand that it’s a team and he has to play into the team. It is important to do what the position tells you to do.

“We work very hard. He has to work a lot more than the others. He has talent, but he has to put it into the team for the team, not for the individual player.

“Every single player has to know what to do. If every player just walks across the field, it becomes a mess.

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