Tottenham round-up: Son sidelined with foot injury, N'Jie and Davies look to Monaco challenge

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Tottenham are going to be without their most expensive summer signing, Son Heung-Min, for Thursday's Europa League clash with Monaco because of a foot injury, The Guardian reports.

The big-money arrival from Bayer Leverkusen was substituted in the second half of Saturday's 4-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League and is expected to face a spell on the sidelines, but a club statement didn't put a timescale on the how long he will be absent from the side for. 

It read: "Our medical staff will monitor his progress during his rehabilitation in order to determine when he will be fit to return to training."

Clinton N'Jie has told the Tottenham website that the side face a difficult task in Europe in midweek. 

Spurs are in pretty good form ahead of their short trip to the principality, having won their opening group match as well as three consecutive league games, but will face a side determined to get a win against a Premier League opponent.

N'Jie, however, remains confident saying: “They will be at 100 per cent because they are playing against Tottenham, but we are going to be ready physically and mentally.

“Monaco are a good team but I think if we go there determined to win we can be victorious.”

In a wide ranging interview with Ben Davies on the club's official website, the defender also comments on the challenges the side will face in the Europa League, and has said the standard is already high even before they get to the knockout stages - when eight sides from the Champions League will drop into the competition.

The Welshman said: "We know what a challenge it is but our aim remains to go as far as we can and hopefully win the competition, but we realise how tough that will be. There are lots of good teams involved including Monaco and if we want to progress, we have to go out and do well against them. It will be difficult over there, we’re aware of that but we have to look at it that we’re a good side as well and we have to go out and show what we can do.”

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