Tottenham fear Cristian Romero’s injury 'serious' with defender set to have another scan on hamstring this week

ANTONIO CONTE fears Cristian Romero’s injury is more serious than first thought.

On-loan Atalanta defender Romero missed Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Leeds on Sunday after hurting his hamstring while playing for Argentina during the international break.



He is due to have another scan in the coming days to discover the full extent of the problem.

But new Spurs boss Conte, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Europa Conference League clash at NS Mura, said: “Honestly, I think his injury is serious. But we have to wait.

“I don't know now the time he needs to recover. Surely his injury is more serious than Giovani Lo Celso or Dane Scarlett’s.

“We have to wait for the next scan and then the doctor can give more information on the dates for his recovery.”

Lo Celso was also injured playing for Argentina while strike prospect Scarlett picked up an ankle knock in training.

But Conte is taking all of his stars to Slovenia – even if he is planning to make some changes to his team.

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He said: “All the players available will come with us. They must be ready to play against Mura.

“I said on Sunday that I need to make rotation because there are players that are a bit tired because they have played many games with the national team and also we worked a lot in the last two weeks.

"There are other players that need game time.

“For us this competition is important. We want to take this fixture seriously and we want to go through to the next step.

“For sure I will make the rotation because personally, I need to know much better the players because there are players I need to see during a game and a competition.”

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