Dejan Kulusevski in major doubt for North London derby against Arsenal as Tottenham star returns from international duty with muscle injury
Tottenham star Dejan Kulusevski is doubtful for the North London derby against Arsenal after returning from international duty with an injury.
Kulusevski started both of Sweden’s Nations League matches against Serbia and Slovenia, playing the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw.
However, he picked up a suspected muscle injury and underwent a hamstring scan when he returned to London on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old is now a doubt for Saturday’s North London derby at the Emirates Stadium, which is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT.
Antonio Conte is expected to give an update during his press conference on Thursday.
The loss of the Juventus winger on loan will be a huge blow for Tottenham, given his form for the club.
He has one goal and three assists in the Premier League so far this season and has formed a solid partnership with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
If he was unavailable, Brazilian ace Richarlison – who scored for his country during the international break – would likely replace him.
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“Honestly, the difference between the two is huge,” he said. The Gazzetta dello Sport. “Their ideas are completely different. In London you work more indoors and the results are visible.
“From Juve to Spurs, my world has changed.”
He continued: “Mentally, I always went on the pitch to give my best. At Juve, on the other hand, it did not work despite my commitment.
“Of course at Juventus I didn’t feel very well for various reasons and when you realize that things are not going well then it’s hard to turn back while staying in the same environment.
“So the choice to leave Italy was the best I could have done in this situation.”
Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary from Arsenal v Tottenham on Saturday 1 October, kick off: 12.30pm
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