Tottenham Hotspur’s young left-back, Destiny Udogie, finds himself sidelined for Italy’s upcoming Euro qualifiers, as manager Luciano Spaletti opts not to include the 20-year-old in the squad. Udogie’s absence is attributed to an ongoing struggle with a muscle injury incurred during a clash against Fulham.
The setback forced him off the field during Tottenham’s 2-0 triumph over Fulham, causing him to miss the subsequent victory against Crystal Palace. Although he made a return to the starting lineup in the remarkable 4-1 win against Chelsea, his comeback was marred by a red card resulting from two bookings.
Football London’s Alasdair Gold shed light on Udogie’s omission, emphasizing the impact of recent injuries. On X, Gold expressed his understanding that the decision not to include Udogie is a “precautionary measure,” safeguarding the player’s well-being amid ongoing fitness concerns.
“Destiny Udogie not part of Italy’s squad during this international break. Understand it’s related to his recent injury and it’s a precautionary measure,” stated Gold on X.
The consequences of Udogie’s injury troubles extended to the Premier League, where he served a suspension during Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat against Wolves. Unfortunately, the young left-back will also be absent from Italy’s crucial Euro 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine.
As reported by Evening Standard, Udogie’s availability for Spurs’ upcoming fixture against Aston Villa on November 26 remains uncertain. The muscle injury has cast a shadow over his immediate playing prospects, prompting concerns about his readiness to contribute when Tottenham returns to action in the Premier League.