Blow for Spurs: Midfielder ruled out of crucial FA Cup clash against Manchester City

Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is set to miss the game against Manchester City.

He suffered a hamstring injury during the game against Burnley which forced him to miss the game against Manchester United.

The severity of his injury was uncertain and O Keefe recently reported that Lo Celso’s injury remains a mystery.

And now, football correspondent for Evening Standard has claimed that the Argentine international is targeting a return for next week against Brentford.

He is close to returning but will miss the FA Cup game against Manchester City.

The report explains that Spurs are taking a ‘cautious approach with Lo Celso’, who has stepped up his game during Maddison’ absence.

This absence poses a challenge for Tottenham, already struggling with limited midfield options, given Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr’s unavailability due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The good news for Spurs is that Rodrigo Bentancur is back to his best form and was even in the scoresheet against Manchester United.

And there are also suggestions that Maddison is also aiming for a return against Manchester City.