Soccer-Conte could lead on Tottenham v Man Metropolis regardless of surgical procedure, says assistant


(Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur supervisor Antonio Conte might nonetheless be in cost after they host Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League on Sunday regardless of present process surgical procedure earlier this week, assistant coach Cristian Stellini mentioned.

Conte was identified with irritation of the gallbladder and underwent surgical procedure on Wednesday to have it eliminated, the Premier League membership had mentioned, including the coach would take a break to get better however not specifying when he would return.

“We do not know but when Antonio is coming again,” Stellini, who took over the crew in Conte’s absence, instructed a information convention on Friday.

“The surgical procedure was good. He is recovering nicely. For the time being he is at house. We’ve got two days earlier than the sport and something can occur.

“The choice shall be made tomorrow. We’re able to do every little thing… in all probability the physician who did the surgical procedure they (will) should resolve for him.”

In case the choice is to maintain the Tottenham boss sidelined till full restoration, Stellini is able to proceed managing the crew.

“I develop with Antonio (as) an assistant supervisor. I used to be a participant with him. I do know very nicely his mentality, what he desires type the crew,” he mentioned.

“Everybody within the employees is able to switch to the gamers (his) concept… Antonio despatched me a message and he trusts in us fully.”

Tottenham will method the Metropolis conflict with a fully-fit squad, as Brazilian forwards Richarlison and Lucas Moura have been again in coaching, Stellini mentioned, including there have been no new harm issues.

“Richarlison had a small downside and now he’s out there. He has been coaching this week,” Stellini mentioned.

“We get better additionally Lucas and we’re pleased to say that… He performed 45 minutes with the (kids) crew and is again.”

Richarlison missed Tottenham’s 3-0 win in fourth spherical of the FA Cup at Preston North Finish final weekend, whereas Lucas returns after a prolonged absence.

Stellini added that new signing defender Pedro Porro who joined on mortgage from Portuguese facet Sporting might make his debut on Sunday.

“Might be, yeah. He is younger however has nice expertise. He has performed in the same system that we’re used to enjoying. He is out there, we will use him,” he mentioned.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)

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