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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has told his pre-Ludogorets press conference that three players will miss the trip to Belgium ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash. Spurs will be desperate to secure three points on Thursday after losing to Royal Antwerp in their last game.
Mourinho will want his side to secure qualification from the group as soon as possible and win over Ludogorets will help that. However, he will be without three players.
He has confirmed that Sergio Reguilon will miss out through illness – though not related to the pandemic. Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela have picked up injuries too, and are unlikely to feature before the international break.
“Reguilon is ill, just flu and we don’t want him to be with the team,” Mourinho said. “Lamela was having a little problem for a few weeks and after the last game. We decided that was the moment to stop and have this week plus the two weeks of internationals out to recover fully and Aurier a little problem, nothing important. He decided that with the medical team.”