Son was injured in the match against neighbor Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final (0-2) on Wednesday, and it is expected that he will be absent from the field until the international matches window at the end of this month, according to Conte.
“It was a strange situation against Chelsea, where I made two changes, taking out Son and Brazilian Lucas Moura, but it was not because they were injured, it was just about resting a little,” Conte said on Friday.
“The next day he (Son) had muscle pain in one of his legs,” he added.
Conte made it clear that he will miss the second leg of the League Cup, and three league matches: against Arsenal, against Leicester City, and the other derby against Chelsea, which are crucial matches for Tottenham, the sixth in the league with 33 points, two points behind Arsenal, the fourth, but he played two fewer games due to the large number of cases. Positive for “Covid-19” in its ranks.
Son is Tottenham’s top scorer this season (8 goals).
On the other hand, Conte reopened the door to returning to the team for the Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen, the victim of a heart attack during the European Cup 2020 last summer, and who recently terminated his contract with Inter Milan.
“Seeing him able to play football again is great news. I think for Christian, the door will always be open,” said the Italian, who signed Eriksen to Inter Milan in 2020 when he was coach.
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