Ange Postecoglou confirms new Tottenham injury blow in double update before Man City

Yves Bissouma of Tottenham Hotspur  during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 11, 2024 in London, England.

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Yves Bissouma will miss the remainder of the season after picking up a knee injury against Burnley.

The Mali international started the 2-1 victory before being withdrawn in the late stages and he will now join an injury list which increased before the Burnley game after Richarlison picked up a calf issue in training. When asked for the latest team news, Postecoglou offered an update on the Brazil international and revealed the new blow.

"Not good, he'll [Richarlison] miss the next two games," the Spurs boss said. "Nothing serious. Bissouma unfortunately picked up a knee injury so he'll miss the last two games. Other than that everyone who was available is available."

Bissouma's absence will likely see either Rodrigo Bentancur or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg come into midfield for the huge Premier League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday. As a result of Richarlison's problem, Postecoglou opted to deploy Son Heung-min down the middle with his absence a significant blow given how late it occurred before the Burnley clash.

"It was unfortunate," Postecoglou revealed of Richarlison's injury. "I know I did the press conference yesterday, but it was literally the last kick of the game and I saw him hobble off and I assumed it was nothing serious.

"Then it didn't get any better later on in the evening and he was sent for a scan on his calf and I still don't know the results of that to be honest, but watching him today he was still hobbling about."

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With Richarlison and Bissouma set to miss the final two games, Spurs' injury list is now up to seven with Timo Werner, Ben Davies, Fraser Forster, Manor Solomon and Ryan Sessegnon already absent.