Aston Villa will face Tottenham Hotspur away from home on Sunday (26 November) in the Premier League after the international break.
Ahead of the match, Unai Emery has confirmed that Bertrand Traore has returned from international duty carrying an injury.
Traore scored in successive matches for Burkina Faso but he has picked up an injury in the process.
The 28-year-old will miss the game definitely, but other players are in contention to make the squad.
“Bertrand is completely 100% injured and not available for Sunday,” said Emery, as quoted by the Aston Villa official website.
John McGinn was superb for Scotland during the international break but Aston Villa fans got worried after hearing he picked up an injury.
The Villa skipper has trained on Friday and Emery is confident that McGinn will be ready for the massive clash against Tottenham.
The likes of Jacob Ramsey, Diego Carlos, Álex Moreno and Tim Iroegbunam have also returned to training, and it’s a huge boost for the Villa boss.
Emiliano Martinez who was competing in World Cup qualifiers with Argentina over the international period picked up an injury but he should be able to shake it off.
Nicolo Zaniolo guided Italy to qualification for Euro 2024, and he should be fine to face Tottenham as well. Apart from Bertrand, it seems Emery will have a lot of options to choose from.
Villa have picked up three wins from their last four Premier League games, and they are fifth in the table at the moment, just behind Tottenham.
Actually, Villa are just three points behind leaders Manchester City, which shows how competitive the league has been this season. They have a good chance to get into the top four by beating Spurs this weekend.
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