Tottenham Hotspur boss has confirmed that new signings Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur could both make their debuts in Saturday’s FA Cup battle with Brighton & Hove Albion.
The duo arrived in North London from Juventus on deadline day, with Bentancur joining permanently while Kulusevski has made the move on an initial loan deal.
Conte has now revealed that both players could earn some minutes against Graham Potter‘s men in the fourth round, albeit not from the first whistle.
Speaking during his pre-match press conference, Conte said: “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. These two players can help us a lot.
“Rodrigo and Dejan are the right prospect of following Tottenham philosophy. Young talented players to improve, and they are important players for the future, but you need time to do this.”
Tottenham saw off Morecambe 3-1 last month to advance to the fourth round and are going in search of their first FA Cup crown since the 1990-91 season this term.