Matt Doherty ‘understands’ why Antonio Conte is leaving him out

Tottenham wing-back Matt Doherty has insisted he is not frustrated over a lack of chances so far this season and understands why Antonio Conte has left him on the bench for most of the campaign.

Doherty has struggled to establish himself at Spurs in his first two seasons following his transfer from Wolves. But he eventually got a run of games under Conte from February onwards until an injury in April ended his season early.

That knee ligament tear also appears to be what has led Conte to keep Doherty back in the early weeks of 2022/23. The Republic of Ireland international has only been…


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