Everton make the journey to north London this weekend to tackle Tottenham Hotspur, and Frank Lampard has revealed one other harm blow to his staff forward of the conflict.
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The Toffees supervisor took to his pre-match press convention to disclose an harm setback to centre-back Yerry Mina, who is not going to be obtainable for the sport on Saturday night.
Lampard informed the media: “Yerry had just a little little bit of a setback with a small calf harm this week so received’t be obtainable.”
Lampard ought to be annoyed
There isn’t any doubt that Lampard will likely be annoyed with Mina’s fixed battles with health and harm points, because the participant has suffered quite a few setbacks during the last 12 months which contributed to Everton’s struggles final season.
The 28-year-old has solely managed one Premier League recreation this season after being included within the beginning line-up towards Chelsea within the opening match of the marketing campaign, when he got here off the pitch injured after 70 minutes.
Final season, Mina solely made 13 league appearances out of a attainable 38, spending 101 days sidelined with thigh and hamstring accidents, which have been vastly detrimental to the depth of the defence within the Everton squad throughout their relegation scrap.
But once more, it appears that evidently the Columbian can’t be relied upon to provide Lampard the depth within the defensive positions the place Conor Coady and James Tarkowski have been enjoying constantly, giving the Everton supervisor little alternative to relaxation both of the 2 centre-backs and additional risking the shortage of high quality required on the bench this season.
Moreover, Mina is at the moment incomes £120k-per-week and is the best earner at Goodison Park, that means that his lack of contribution and weeks spent on the harm desk is costing the membership a fortune with little to no return on their funding within the participant.
Though Coady and Tarkowski are excelling of their new roles within the staff, having loads of squad depth remains to be important for the Toffees to comfortably compete this season, and Lampard will certainly be hoping that Mina’s newest setback received’t final lengthy because the fixtures come thick and quick within the weeks forward.