Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Sergio Regulion will miss Tottenham’s Europa League tie against Wolfsberger tomorrow, but hinted at a possible return at West Ham on Sunday or the second leg in London on Thursday week.
The Spanish left-back hasn’t played for Spurs since the win at Sheffield United more than a month ago after sustaining a muscle problem in training.
Regulion’s absence has been felt – with Tottenham losing four of their five Premier League matches since his injury, whilst also exiting the FA Cup in the fifth round against Everton.
But Mourinho provided a positive update on the defender’s injury ahead of tomorrow’s tie in Austria.
“No, good news is not coming, is not coming,” Mourinho told Football.London. “No setback. Just the process is not going as fast as initially we thought. But no setback. So let’s see. Let’s see. Weekend, next Europa League match next Wednesday, let’s see.”
Spurs have missed Regulion’s energy and pace, with Ben Davies not offering the same attacking threat as the ex-Madrid man, so it’s a boost to see him close to a playing return.
With the return of the Europa League meaning that Mourinho’s men are going to be in action on Thursday’s followed by Sunday in the coming weeks, providing they progress in the competition, they’re going to need everyone fit and available, which includes Regulion.