Antonio Conte has handed Tottenham some very good team news ahead of their game against Leeds United.
Spurs host Jesse Marsch’s side on Saturday lunchtime hoping to bounce back from back-to-back defeats against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.
But they look set to do so with both Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison in the line-up.
Both players have been missing through injury which has seriously limited Conte’s attacking options.
Conte: “I hope to have them to start on Saturday”
Conte revealed in his press conference after the defeat to Forest that he hopes to have both players available to start.
The duo came off the bench in the Carabao Cup defeat as they return from injury.
Richarlison has missed six matches with a calf injury whilst Kulusevski has been sidelined for 10 games due to a thigh issue.
Now, the Italian coach is hopeful that they can both start against Leeds on the weekend.
Conte said: “Good news! I liked the way Richarlison came in and the effort he made showed he has recovered.
“The same for Deki and I hope to have them start on Saturday.
“To pick them in the starting XI would be great for us, because it is an important game on Saturday.
“If we finished this cycle with qualification in the Champions League and a good position in the table it would be in my opinion really good.”Open in new window
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