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Team News: Antonio Conte rules Spurs star OUT until North London derby.

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ENFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Tottenham Hotspur Manager, Antonio Conte speaks to the press ahead of their UEFA Champions League group D match against Sporting CP at Estadio Jose Alvalade on September 12, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has ruled out Tottenham winger Lucas Moura for both Sporting and Leicester City clash.

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Lucas is suffering from inflammation in his tendon. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tottenham will take on Sporting Lisbon away from home in Portugal in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening, and will then face Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Conte has said that Brazil international forward Lucas Moura will not play against either Sporting or Leicester, adding that he will be back in action only after the international break.

Speaking in press conference this evening ahead of Sporting clash, Antonio Conte revealed that Lucas was the only absentee through injury.

“Only Lucas Moura is still out. His recovery is going well but I think we’ll see him after the international break. The others are all available.” Conte said.

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Moura has struggled with consistency and didn’t get regular game time last season.(Getty Images)

Interestingly, Spurs’ first match after the international break is against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the North London derby.

Tottenham  will hope to continue their brilliant start to the season with a second straight win when they take on Sporting Lisbon in match week two of the Champions League.

 

 

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