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Antonio Conte confirms Tottenham injury blow ahead of Middlesbrough clash, as Son Heung-min makes honest admission. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur talks with Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 21, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte delivers Tottenham’s injury news ahead of FA Cup fifth-round tie against Middlesbrough, with quartet still out.

Coming from a fresh and convincing win over Leeds City on Saturday, the Lilywhites travel to Riverside Stadium on Tuesday night as the search for silverware continues.

Oliver Skipp (infection), Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), Japhet Tangana (knee) and Lucas Moura (knock) all remain sidelined.

Same squad as we have to face Leeds. No [Oliver] Skipp, [Japhet] Tanganga, [Lucas] Moura or [Rodrigo] Bentancur,” Conte said. 

Son shares Conte frustration

Heung-Min Son scores the team fourth goal  at Elland Road (Getty Images)

Son Heung-min was on the scoresheet against Leeds City as Tottenham bounced back from their shock Burnley defeat.

Speaking to the press ahead of tonight’s clash. The Korean international said:

Obviously we were all frustrated after the result. Obviously we know we can do better, especially with Burnley [because] we know how difficult that place is,” he said.

“We let us down and we were disappointed. [Against Leeds] we wanted to show great character, to show we can improve. We showed that.

We have a fantastic manager. He brings passion, he brings so much positive energy. We are all happy to work with him. I think it’s so, so important we keep this.

When asked whether the club needed to win trophies for long-serving stars like Kane, Son said it was something everyone needs at Tottenham.

“It’s not just Harry! Everyone wants to win. Everyone does. To win a trophy you need to suffer a lot,” he said. “I play for the win. Obviously I want to enjoy playing football but at the end of the day there’s a winner and a loser.

“This game is a long way from the FA Cup final but everyone, every team wants to win, but who suffers more I think wins.

“It means a lot for me. I’m going to work hard and play hard for the team, for myself, for the club. I think it means a lot. I can’t say what it means to win a trophy for this club. It’s going to be incredible, but we need to suffer a lot.

“Not only this game. I’m ready to suffer in every game. I will try my best like I always do.”

Tuesday night brings the fifth round of the FA Cup and a trip to Championship side Middlesbrough, who knocked out Manchester United at Old Trafford.

in the last round.

 

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