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‘That’s not right’ – Postecoglou sets the record straight on Bissouma malaria reports

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‘That’s not right’ – Postecoglou sets the record straight on Bissouma malaria reports

In his latest press conference ahead of the weekend’s clash with Brighton, Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou was asked about the reports that Yves Bissouma had been suffering from a case of malaria, and insisted this is not an issue now.

Tottenham have been without Yves Bissouma for all of 2024 so far, with the midfielder taking part in the African Cup of Nations with Mali throughout January and part of February.

Mali were ultimately unable to make it past the quarter-final stage, and Bissouma has been back in North London since Wednesday. He has since undergone standard assessments for any player arriving back from international duty (The Standard).

It was reported by the Daily Mail that those tests had gone well and that Bissouma would be cleared for a return to action in the upcoming Premier League game against his former club Brighton.

However, one lingering issue has been the claims made by Mali coach, Eric Chelle, that Bissouma had been playing through a bout of malaria while participating in AFCON (The Sun).

Ange Postecoglou
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Bissouma has been free of malaria for weeks

Speaking to the press (via Football.London) today, Ange Postecoglou was asked about this situation, and revealed that Bissouma is actually absolutely fine now and hasn’t suffered with malaria since before AFCON even started.

He said: “No, that’s not right. He had a slight form of malaria before the tournament, but it cleared up by the start of the tournament. He’s 100% now.”

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That’s good news, and hopefully means that Bissouma is more than ready to go on Saturday. He’s not played for a week and has had a few days at Hotspur Way to get back up to speed now, so I see no reason why he can’t be picked from the start for the Brighton game.

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