Moussa Djenepo’s long-awaited return delayed by calf injury

    The winger is amongst a clutch of Southampton players who are having a hard time for physical fitness.

    Moussa Djenepo‘s long-awaited return to action has actually been delayed by a calf injury that has actually ruled the winger out of Southampton‘s journey to Everton

    Having joined from Requirement Liege in a ₤14 million offer last summer, the interesting 22- year-old has actually revealed flashes of luster during a stop-start first season at St Mary’s.

    Djenepo’s red card against Newcastle in March suggested he was suspended for Southampton’s first 3 matches back following the coronavirus-enforced break in play.

    The Mali international was on the bench for Sunday’s excellent 1-0 win against Manchester City, however Ralph Hasenhuttl has actually exposed he is not available when again.

    “We have another injury with Moussa, which is not a coincidence for a player who has had a longer time off with a suspension,” the Saints boss stated.

    ” He’s had less training and games and in some cases this can lead to injuries during an extreme program like this.

    ” We have a couple of injuries, however I can not state the number of changes I will need to make.

    “At the moment they’re all a little bit tired, but tomorrow we will look and decide who is and isn’t available to play.”

    Djenepo is amongst a variety of players not available for Southampton’s journey to Goodison Park, although Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg– a reported Everton target– is set to be included once again.

    “It’s a calf injury, so Moussa out,” Hasenhuttl stated. “Jannik (Vestergaard) would likewise not make it up until Thursday with his quad injury.

    ” Sofiane (Boufal) likewise out still. Yan Valery with a muscle injury likewise out.

    ” So you see this first 2, 3 weeks have likewise had an effect in our players.

    “Pierre can be an option for the bench, that is quite possible. And, yeah, the rest we will have a look.”

    Hasenhuttl’s side head to Merseyside buoyed by the hard-fought win against swashbuckling City.

    The Saints boss stated his side ran an integrated 123 km– 8km more than their challengers– on Sunday night, when the Austrian made simply one modification throughout the policy 90 minutes regardless of 5 alternatives being permitted.

    “At first I must say that our athletic coaches, physios and doctors do a fantastic job in this club, to be honest,” Hasenhuttl stated.

    ” The level they came back after the lockdown was remarkable. It was a possibility for us to right away step up with establishing our game.

    ” So, when we became aware of the possibility we can make 5 changes now, we should likewise focus.

    ” I had a couple of discussions with some supervisors in Germany and they stated they had issues when they altered excessive during the game since you lose your automatism, you lose your set-pieces perhaps, some very little automatism you usually have.

    ” That then costs you in the end some crucial points and this was a warning for me, however it does not suggest that I do not wish to sub my worn out players.

    ” However the minute when you do it is very important and as long as they’re healthy and as long as they can run and battle, I think the system works and it’s not a coincidence that they are playing from the start.

    “I have some alternatives on the bench and I trust them absolutely, but it’s always about in what position in the game you are, when you can change it or not.”

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