Tottenham team news: Bernardeschi out of Champions League clash

By Russell Edge

24th Feb, 2018 | 3:23pm

Confirmed: Attacking mainstay out of Tottenham clash v Juventus with potentially major blow

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that winger Federico Bernardeschi will be missing from the Italian side’s trip to Tottenham for their Champions League clash as a result of an injury blow.
The 24-year-old picked up the ligament damage in the club’s league clash against Torino last week, Juve winning 1-0, and there had been doubts over his fitness heading into the second leg of the European tie against Spurs.
However the Italian giants’ boss has revealed that the damage is significantly more serious than first thought and that the potentially major blow could force him to undergo surgery, having been a mainstay in the first team this season.
Allegri told the press, as quoted by France 24: “Bernardeschi will be reevaluated in 20 days.
“If by that time the conservative treatment has achieved results, good, otherwise we’ll have to decide whether to operate or not.”
The initial 20 day deadline for his recovery means that he will definitely be ruled out of the visit to north London at the beginning of March, having played the full 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw earlier this month.
The 13-cap Italy international has been a regular for Allegri this season, turning out 26 times, scoring five goals and chipping in with seven assists across all competitions, having arrived in Turin from top flight rivals Fiorentina in a transfer move last summer.
In other Tottenham news, the club missed out on signing a future attacking star for £12million.

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