Thomas Tuchel gives an update on Kante and Ziyech injury

Both N’golo Kante and Hakim Ziyech won’t be available for clash against Crystal Palace.

The Moroccan winger scored the winning goal in the UEFA Super Cup final against Villarreal but he suffered a shoulder injury in that game.

Luckily he wouldn’t require any surgery and could return to training within few days.

‘Hakim will miss the game tomorrow for sure because of his injury,’ confirmed Tuchel at his pre-match press conference.

‘The decision has been made to treat the injury conservatively and give him as much time as he needs to get back to the level he was showing in pre-season.

‘We don’t need to consider surgery, which is very good news and we hope he can be back on the pitch in the next few weeks.’

Another player who would join Ziyech in the treatment room is N’golo Kante who picked up a small niggle against Villarreal.

‘With have some issues with N’Gole Kante from the final,’ admitted the boss. ‘We need to sort this out and we will see how he is before we select our team.

‘We have not made our decisions yet, we will take our time and we will discuss with the medical department who we can push to play another 90 minutes.

‘I think that playing 120 minutes in the Super Cup was the worst thing for us, physically but mentally and psychology, it was the best because winning a penalty shootout gave us a huge boost of positive energy and feelings.’


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