Ange Postecoglou has provided an update on James Maddison’s return from injury.
Maddison joined Spurs for £40m in the summer transfer window and has proven to be an absolute bargain.
He made an instant impact at the club, both on and off the pitch. The England midfielder has 8 goal contributions in 11 league games, scoring 3 and assisting 5.
However, he has not played for Spurs since the Chelsea game in November. The 27-year-old picked up an injury during the 4-1 defeat and was taken off before half-time.
Recent reports have suggested that he is not too far away from returning now, with a return expected in late January.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has today told the reporters that Maddison has not returned to training with the team as yet. He refused to put a timeline on his return but stated that he is not likely to be part of the group in the next couple of weeks.
Speaking ahead of the game against Burnley, Ange said (via Football London):
“[Maddison] not training with us yet mate, and I’ve said before until they’re training with us, it is hard for me to put a timeline on it. He’s running with the sports science crew but not with us and not likely to be with us in the next couple of weeks, I don’t think.”
This means he is definitely not be back for the game against Manchester United, but could be back for the Brentford game on 1st February.