Antonio Conte WILL miss Tottenham’s crunch clash with Man City after undergoing gallbladder surgery
ANTONIO CONTE will miss Tottenham’s crunch clash with Manchester City after undergoing gallbladder surgery.
Spurs face the Cityzens at home this afternoon in the Premier League.
GettySpurs assistant manager Cristian Stellini will be in charge to face Man City[/caption]
ReutersAntonio Conte will miss the clash after his recent surgery[/caption]
But they will have to try and topple the reigning champions without their manager following his recent op as he is still in Turin recovering.
Conte, 53, was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery after suffering from severe abdominal pain.
Tottenham then confirmed that their manager has been diagnosed with cholecystitis which is inflammation of the gallbladder.
A Spurs statement read: “Antonio Conte recently became unwell with severe abdominal pain.
“Following a diagnosis of cholecystitis, he will be undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder today and will return following a period of recuperation.
“Everyone at the Club wishes him well.”
Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini will be on the touchline for Spurs’ match against City.
The pair have worked together for many of years including a stint in 2012 at Juventus.
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Spurs will be desperate to get revenge on the Cityzens for the humiliation inflicted on them in January.
Spurs surrendered a two-goal lead to Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad courtesy of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland.
And things went from bad to worse for the North London outfit as Riyad Mahrez’s second-half masterclass helped City to secure all three points.
But Tottenham fans will be hoping their January additions can make a difference this time around as they look to close the gap on fourth-placed Newcastle to just a point with a win.