Tottenham Hotspur have received a significant boost ahead of their upcoming clash against Aston Villa, with left-back Destiny Udogie confirming his readiness to return to action.
Udogie, who was sidelined due to a hamstring injury that forced his withdrawal from the Italy squad, has confirmed that he is ‘feeling really good’, and will ‘definitely’ be ready for the game this weekend.
🚨| #Tottenham defender Destiny Udogie has confirmed that he’s “feeling really good” and will “definitely” be ready to face Aston Villa on Sunday!
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) November 23, 2023
This development comes as a welcomed relief for Spurs, who have faced a string of setbacks on the injury front in recent weeks.
The North London side suffered a double blow during their clash against Chelsea, losing both James Maddison and Micky van de Ven to long-term injuries.
Maddison is expected to return in January, while Van de Ven faces an extended spell on the sidelines.
Additionally, Cristian Romero’s suspension following a red card against Chelsea and Yves Bissouma’s absence due to accumulated yellow cards further added to Tottenham’s woes for the upcoming fixture.
With key players like Richarlison, Solomon, Sessegnon, and Perisic already unavailable due to injuries, Udogie’s return comes as a big boost for Spurs’ defensive options.
Tottenham will aim to bounce back from consecutive defeats and regain their winning form after an impressive 10-game unbeaten streak at the start of the season.
However, facing an in-form Villa side poses a formidable challenge for manager Ange Postecoglou, especially with a weakened squad.
Udogie’s availability is expected to bolster Tottenham’s defensive stability as they seek to secure a positive result against a resilient Aston Villa outfit but it is not expected to be an easy game.
Unai Emery’s side currently sits just one point behind Tottenham and a win will take them to the 4th place.