Antonio Conte has been speaking about Tottenham’s two January signings on Friday.
The Italian would hold his pre-Brighton press conference on Friday afternoon.
When doing so, Conte confirmed both Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski are fit and available for Saturday: “The two players are fit and for this reason tomorrow they are available, for sure to start the game is not right because they need to work with the team for a period. They can come in to help us a lot.”
On Kulusevski specifically, Conte added: “About Kulusevski, he is a good player, he is very young, he is a great talent and he can play like a number 10 with the strikers but at the same time he has the potential to play wing-back on the right, he has good quality.
“He likes to attack, he is good on a one vs one, to create chances for team-mates. A good signing for us.”
Elsewhere, Conte discussed Dele Alli departing Spurs for Everton: “With Dele I think it was a good decision for the club and the player.
“I think Dele needed to have another experience and another challenge in his life. I want to thank him for the time we worked together but I think it was good for the club and the player to take this decision. Good luck to Dele and the other players who went on loan.”
Tottenham vs Brighton
Tottenham will face off with Brighton on Saturday evening, find out how to watch the game below:
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion live streaming: Watch FA Cup online
The tie is an FA Cup 4th round clash, and one Spurs will no doubt be desperate to win.
Antonio Conte’s side were knocked out of the Europa Conference League after being unable to play their final group game. They were also dominated over two legs of their League Cup semi-final vs Chelsea.
As a result, the FA Cup now represents Spurs’ only chance of silverware this season.