Tottenham “Masterclass” player is a doubt of facing Brighton after medical report reveals he is not fit enough

Tottenham moved up to fourth following their win over Everton at the weekend. Ange Postecoglou’s team made it three wins in a row after first-half goals by Richarlison and Son Heung-min, with Andre Gomes’ late effort a mere consolation.
The 2-1 win means Spurs are in the Champions League places, four points behind leaders Arsenal. “Obviously the result is very pleasing against a very difficult opponent today in Everton, who have been the form team of the competition for the past few weeks,” the Tottenham boss said after the match.
“You can see why today, they worked hard and we kind of got on top of them in the first half, apart from our goals our football was good. We looked really threatening and then after we got 2-0 ahead we just eased back a little bit and I thought that allowed them to get back into the game. We just took a bit more time on the ball and some of it was because of them. They kept working hard and in the second half it became something of a transitional game.

“We had to show some resilience and some strong defending in the box and a couple of outstanding saves from Vic, who was brilliant again today. It had a little bit of everything. A different type of performance from us. I guess the pleasing thing for us is that we got the three points.”

The win came at a cost, however. Cristian Romero was taken off at half-time with a suspected hamstring problem, while Richarlison was substituted with 30 minutes to play due to a back issue. Asked about Romero after the game, Postecoglou said: “He felt tightness in his hamstring just before half-time so we had to take him off.”
On Richarlison, the Australian said: “Yeah he’s okay. He’s kind of had a sore back yesterday in training. He wasn’t 100 per cent, but he was keen to start today. He got through the game. Pleasing for him that he took his goal well and worked hard for us, but I kind of knew that at some point we’d have to take him off, but I don’t think it’s anything serious.”


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