Matt Doherty

Tottenham have been dealt a major injury blow with Matt Doherty set to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. 

Doherty was substituted over the weekend during Spurs’ 4-0 victory over Aston Villa following a challenge from Matty Cash. Scans were done on Monday and it has been revealed the wingback ruptured his medial collateral ligament, which will see him sidelined for three months.

It is a huge blow to the north London side as Antonio Conte’s men continue to chase for a top-four spot.

Conte on Doherty’s performance

“Matthew is the typical player that is showing big improvement,” the Italian said.

“If you remember at the start he didn’t play a lot with me because at that moment I think he didn’t deserve to play. Then he worked very hard. He is a really good guy and in every training session you see the desire and the will to improve himself.”

“He has a great mentality, many times when players don’t play a lot they go down mentally. Instead, he has shown me to be strong and shown me ‘I do what you want, I am going to improve and when I am ready I want to play’.

“He has shown me that not with talking, but with attitude and behaviour. He is playing very well and with great confidence and I am very happy for him. It’s a good example for everyone.”

Meanwhile, dependable striker Harry Kane is expected to resume training today following a two-day break at the Masters in Augusta.

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