Tottenham squad revealed for Newcastle clash as Nuno Espirito Santo confirms major injury boost

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Tottenham are away to Newcastle United this afternoon, but Nuno Espirito Santo could be missing a few key players for the trip up to Tyneside.

Spurs will be determined to build on their much-needed three points against Aston Villa just before the international break but face a difficult task against the Magpies.

Newcastle were taken over by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium last week for over £300million and the home faithful at St. James’ Park are set to be bouncing with excitement.

Nuno will be well aware of the challenge presenting his team and has spoken about an injury boost that will please Tottenham supporters.

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Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, Nuno revealed that Steven Bergwijn, who has not featured for Spurs since their draw with Rennes last month, has returned to training with his team-mates.

He said: “He joined us yesterday. He is totally integrated with the group. Trained well yesterday, trained well today.

“No pain. So it’s about getting back to his highest levels of fitness, but he’s in the process of it.”

When asked if the trip to Newcastle has come too soon for him, the Spurs boss replied: “We don’t know, we don’t know, we don’t know, because like I said, first of all we have to be everybody together, then we will assess and prepare and decide.”

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Steven Bergwijn could return to the Tottenham squad against Newcastle United
Steven Bergwijn could return to the Tottenham squad against Newcastle United

Meanwhile, Nuno also confirmed that Ben Davies has returned to training, but Ryan Sessegnon is not fit enough just yet.

The Tottenham manager also issued an update on the South American quartet of Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Davinson Sanchez and Emerson Royal, who all represented their countries during the international break.

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Due to the distance and timings of their respective journeys, it may make it difficult for them to be involved on Sunday.

Nuno said: “They are travelling now. They will join us tomorrow and then we’ll see. Then we’ll see.

“The reports that we have is that they finished their games well. Some of them played 90 minutes, Davinson Sanchez no, but what we are expecting is for them to join us and then we’ll see.”

With all this being said, football.london takes a close look at the squad that could be available to Nuno for the trip to Tyneside, if the aforementioned players are unavailable.

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Pierluigi Gollini

Defenders: Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, Joe Rodon, Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies, Matt Doherty

Midfielders: Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp, Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Hjobjerg, Dele Alli

Forwards: Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Bryan Gil, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min

Source by Football London

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