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Tottenham dealt a blow with the reported amount of time Matt Doherty will miss due to his knee injury

By Eddie Razo -

Tottenham Hotspur is coming off an impressive win on the road at Villa Park against Aston Villa. The north London club came away with a 4-0 win, but the result did come with a cost when it comes to the squad depth.

Matt Doherty is out for the remainder of the season after rupturing his medial collateral ligament (MCL) during Spurs’ win over Aston Villa, per Sky Sports

Doherty walked off the pitch in the first half following a tackle from Matty Cash during the first half, but the 30-year-old is out for at least 12 weeks with the knee injury.

The injury couldn’t come at the worst time, considering Tottenham needs everyone available to make a push to finish in the top-four. Nonetheless, the focus shifts over to Emerson Royal, who has shared starts with Doherty. Meanwhile, Sergio Reguilon is likely to be his permanent replacement on the left.

Royal could change the opinions regarding his first year in north London if the 23-year-old plays well down the stretch and helps Spurs finish in the top four. 

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Eddie
Eddie
9 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

I like the fight in them.I expected something similar in LoCelso,but he is so disappointing.The Argues generally tend to dish it out.

England Mike
England Mike
9 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Romero and Bentancur seem to have a combustible nature, just light the blue touch paper, hope that doesn’t occur too often.

eddie
eddie
9 months ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

You would expect Romero to have left something on him.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
9 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Young is a horrible player, but the challenge was a yellow by the Laws of the game. In Basketball, Rugby, Hockey there are rules to deal with stuff like that. Maybe a 10 min sin bin rule comes in, but would losing one man for 10 minutes have that much of an effect? Better than just letting players get away with it I suppose. Kane’s booking was equally as cynical, but no way near as nasty. The Spurs players didn’t hit Young once in a challenge after. That was disappointing.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Yes that’s right, unbelievable bias by the ref. Could have ended the game with 3 players out for the rest of the season because of his lack of ability to control the match. Demote him to the C-Ship I say.

eddie
eddie
9 months ago

How Young stayed on the pitch after his assault on Harry Kane still baffles me.There can be no doubt about how reckless it was as it caught him on the top of his shin.He knew exactly what he was doing.

Unfortunately as you say he wasn’t the only culprit,Cash was another one and the ref needed to be much stronger in that game.There is a decided inconsistency in the performances of referees these days.I think someone pointed out we got 3 yellows in that game to their two.WTF.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 months ago

The ref was useless and fell for Villa’s bully boy tactics, he seemed unable to referee the match and seem intimidated by the home fans. The FA should consider calling him in and sending him on a refresher course on how to referee a combustible match. Arguably if the Doherty challenge had been dealt with properly it might have put a cap on Villa’s gbh.
It’s a miracle that we only lost Doherty from that. At least we have plenty of cover for LWB, but unfortunately it now means that Royal is the only option for RB (I refuse to call him a RWB as he simply isn’t). It looks like Romero and Kulu are going to be super busy in the last few games covering him. Lets hope the run improves him.

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