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Report: Ange Postecoglou mainstay ahead of James Maddison in race for Tottenham injury return

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James Maddison shares a message with his teammates ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's game against Brighton.

Tottenham star Micky van de Ven ahead of James Maddison in the race to return from injury

As Tottenham continue their impressive campaign under the stewardship of Ange Postecoglou, the squad faces mounting challenges with injuries and suspensions. The recent 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest not only secured back-to-back wins for Spurs but also highlighted the growing list of unavailable players.

Yves Bissouma’s red card means he faces a four-game ban before departing for the Africa Cup of Nations, while Destiny Udogie’s fifth yellow card of the season incurs a one-game suspension. The ever-decreasing squad size poses a significant challenge for Postecoglou, who has worked wonders to guide Tottenham to a commendable position in the league.

The manager’s ability to navigate the team through adversity has been nothing short of miraculous. Currently, Tottenham sits just four points off the top of the table, boasting 10 wins from 17 matches despite a consistent stream of injuries and suspensions that often left the squad stretched to its limits.

Micky van de Ven is currently out injured. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Micky van de Ven is currently out injured. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Micky be back soon!

Looking ahead to the new year, Postecoglou anticipates the return of key players from the treatment room. Notably, Micky van de Ven appears to be leading the race to recover from injury, having commenced outdoor running following his hamstring setback. In contrast, James Maddison, who sustained an ankle injury in the clash against Chelsea, faces an extended period on the sidelines. That is as per football.london, as Spurs gear up to face Everton at home.

The injury concerns highlight the resilience and adaptability required from the squad, especially with the busy fixture schedule ahead.

Postecoglou’s managerial prowess will once again be put to the test as he seeks to maintain Tottenham’s momentum in both domestic and cup competitions.

Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur has been crucial to the early success of the club this season. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur has been crucial to the early success of the club this season. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

While the road ahead remains challenging, the potential return of key players, led by Micky offers a glimmer of hope for Tottenham.

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As they navigate through a congested schedule, the resilience and depth of the squad will undoubtedly be put to the test, but with promising recoveries on the horizon, there’s optimism that Postecoglou’s magic touch can continue to work wonders for the Lilywhites.

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