Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Cristian Stellini performed down an harm concern for Richarlison after the Brazilian missed Saturday’s 3-0 FA Cup win at Preston.
Richarlison has been restricted to solely three substitute appearances because the World Cup having been battling a hamstring downside.
He was anticipated to come back into competition for a begin at Deepdale with Harry Kane recovering from an sickness, however was not within the matchday squad, and Stellini later revealed Richarlison was lacking with an adductor downside.
However, the Italian stated the harm was not severe and Richarlison needs to be again in coaching subsequent week as Spurs put together for the go to of Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.
“He has a small problem in the last few days,” Stellini stated. “We tried to recover him, but it was not a good idea. We had just Harry Kane sick and so it was not a good idea to risk him. We will find Richarlison next week.”
Asked if the harm was associated to the hamstring challenge, Stellini added: “No, no, no, it was a different injury. He recovered well. He has a small problem in his adductor, but nothing serious.”
Tottenham have added to their attacking choices this week with the mortgage signing of Arnaut Danjuma, hijacking Everton’s transfer for the Villarreal ahead.
And Danjuma wasted no time in settling in as he grabbed his first objective for the membership at Preston, coming off the bench to show in Dejan Kulusevski’s cross and end off the tie after Son Heung-min’s second-half brace.
“For Danjuma, it’s a good start for him to score in the first game but we are looking forward to working with him, we have to discover this guy,” Stellini stated. “He can play many positions in the front three.”
The remaining rating at Deepdale maybe made Tottenham’s development to the fifth spherical of the Cup simpler than it was. Although they dominated the ball within the first half they had been largely restricted to photographs from distance by a disciplined Preston aspect.
The distinction got here 5 minutes after the break when one other of these long-range efforts, a effective left-footed strike from Son, discovered the nook of the web. Once Spurs had been in entrance, the end result was not likely doubtful.
“We are happy because we started the game like we expected,” Stellini stated. “We made some changes but nothing changed from the last performance so we have to be happy for that.
“We created a comfortable second half because we played a great first half. The ball moved quickly and we had only to wait for the right moment to find the solution like Sonny did and it was a great performance…
“Preston defended very well in the first half, they ran a lot. The three at the back, they never allowed (Preston) to counter-attack in the first half, and it was a good first half. Then the difference in the second half was Sonny finding the target and that created the comfort.”