Tottenham injury update: Postecoglou issues the latest amid top-four race

Spurs are keen to fight for a Champions League position, but their manager continues to deliver his message of development.

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As Tottenham gear up for their weekend clash against Crystal Palace, supporters look onward to the few months remaining between Matchday 27 and the end of the season, wondering whether or not a top-four finish will be attainable.

Worries have circulated in recent days as the club reports unfortunate injury news (via Football London). In his press conference earlier today, Ange Postecoglou delivered the updates:

"Richarlison is out for three or four weeks. He picked up a knee injury in the last game so he will be out for a little while. Obviously Ryan [Sessegnon] had a bit of a setback, well a big setback, after the last game so we're still down a couple of numbers."

The knock for Tottenham's number nine comes at a lousy time. Richarlison has been on a tear over the past few weeks, with nine goals in ten games of league play. Without him, Ange will look to Son Heung-min, Brennan Johnson, Timo Werner, and Dejan Kulusevski to get the job done.

As for who will fill that crucial role at the front of the attack, it's likely that Sonny will return to the helm, where he featured for the majority of Tottenham's fixtures in their ten-game undefeated streak at the start of the campaign.

Addressing the inquiries about a top-four finish later on in the questioning, here's what the manager had to say:

"In terms of now to the end of the season, nothing different to the start of the season. The idea is to try to keep progressing our football and finish the season strong and keep developing our players in our game style so that we can see where that takes us this year but more importantly sets us up for years to come."

The vision is clearly oriented towards the long-term. Surely, Spurs will look to return to their winning ways after a tough 2-1 loss to Wolves in their last outing. If Sonny can keep his composure in front of net, and if Tottenham can bring the energy after a restful two weeks without gameplay, Ange and company could complete the double over Palace and shorten the five point gap between Spurs and fourth-place Wolves.