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Antonio Conte already has solution to Spurs dilemma as player to miss AC Milan tie

Antonio Conte already has solution to Spurs dilemma as player to miss AC Milan tie

After a disappointing loss to Sheffield United in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday evening, Antonio Conte’s Tottenham team has the chance to redeem themselves by playing against Wolves. It is crucial for the Lilywhites to win this game in order to end the week on a positive note.

However, even if they do win, it will not erase their embarrassing defeat at Bramall Lane, where they missed out on a great opportunity to reach Wembley and break their trophy drought.

It is imperative that Tottenham finish in the top four and advance past AC Milan in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg next Wednesday, or their entire season could be in jeopardy.

Conte and Cristian Stellini plan to make alterations to the Tottenham squad ahead of their game against Wolves due to the poor performance of the players who replaced the regular starters during the cup game.

They intend to reinstate Cristian Romero to the defense, and they may also bring back Clement Lenglet to play alongside him.

As a result, Ben Davies will likely play as the left wing-back for the third time in a row in the Premier League since Ivan Perisic did not have an impact in his recent return to the team.

However, for the upcoming European match against AC Milan, Conte won’t be able to use his recent back three of Romero, Eric Dier, and Lenglet since Dier received his third yellow card in the competition during a 1-0 defeat at the San Siro last month and is suspended.

With key players such as Hugo Lloris and Rodrigo Bentancur already absent, this is the last thing Conte needs as he tries to overcome Milan and secure a spot in the final eight of Europe’s top competition.

The FA Cup game against Sheffield United presented a great chance for Davinson Sanchez to prove himself and earn a starting position against the Italian team.

However, like most players on the pitch, he was not at his best. Sanchez has shown promise this season when he’s had a consistent run of games, but unfortunately, Conte’s lack of rotation has worked against him when he’s been called upon.

It’s tough for a player to perform at their best when they’re not regularly in the starting lineup, but Sanchez has also made mistakes that have not helped his cause.

Despite a good pass to Richarlison in the first half, his memorable moment at Bramall Lane was when his legs gave way after receiving a pass from Pape Matar Sarr, allowing the hosts to counterattack.

It seems that Sanchez’s tendency to make errors during matches has become a recurring issue that has affected his reputation as a defender.

His slip during the Sheffield United match, in particular, seems to have stood out and had a negative impact on his overall performance. As a result, his coach may need to consider alternative options for the upcoming AC Milan game, potentially shifting Lenglet into the central role if Romero is not available.

It seems that Lenglet may be the best option for the central role in the back three for the upcoming game, with Davies shifting to the left and Perisic starting at left wing-back.

This decision ultimately rests with Conte, who will need to select a team that can perform well and avoid an early cup exit. The team will need to deliver a big performance against AC Milan to secure a positive result.

Antonio Conte already has solution to Spurs dilemma as player to miss AC Milan tie

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