Wales manager Rob Page prioritizes Brennan Johnson’s health over international duty call-up

An injury, especially one resulting from a stressed muscle, needs enough time to heal completely. Hence, regardless of a player’s importance to the team, he still needs enough recovery time. While the Wales National Team may want versatile forward Brennan Johnson for the contest with Croatia, ensuring his complete recovery should be the primary concern to prevent further damage or setbacks.

The Wales manager, Rob Page, prioritizes Brennan Johnson’s recovery from his hamstring injury, even considering the importance of the upcoming match against Croatia and its potential impact on their 2024 EURO qualification chances. This approach focuses on both the player’s well-being and the team’s long-term success.

Rob Page prioritizes Brennan Johnson’s health

Wales manager Rob Page has made it clear that he won’t risk Brennan Johnson’s well-being by asking him to report for international duty while nursing an injury. Johnson will be unavailable for Wales’ crucial Euro 2024 qualifier against Croatia in Cardiff on October 15 due to a hamstring injury he picked up during his inaugural start for Tottenham in the North London derby against Arsenal.

Rob Page, addressing Brennan Johnson’s injury situation, said: “The communication between us and Tottenham has been first-class. It’s about having mutual respect. Both managers want a talented player fit, so it’s about working together.

“I’m not going to insist that he has to come away, and we’re going to play him, jeopardise his safety and health. I wouldn’t do that. But they also understand the importance of our games.”

Rob Page added that he’s spoken with Tottenham over this matter and concluded that “ultimately, his injury will dictate whether he can meet up or not.”

Brennan Johnson suffered a hamstring injury vs Arsenal

During the North London Derby clash against Arsenal, Tottenham’s rising star, Brennan Johnson, unfortunately suffered a hamstring injury. In the second half of the game, the Wales international had to receive treatment on the pitch and was eventually substituted by Manor Solomon.

22 years old Brennan Johnson, moved to Tottenham Hotspur from Nottingham Forest this summer for £ 47.5 million, and he has been a suitable addition to the team.

Brennan Johnson

In the Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal match, Cristian Romero inadvertently scored an own goal, giving Arsenal the lead. However, Son Heung-min managed to equalize for Tottenham just before halftime. Arsenal regained the lead when Bukayo Saka successfully converted a penalty kick. Not long after, the South Korean forward, Son Heung-min, scored his second goal of the game shortly before Brennan Johnson’s unfortunate injury.

Brennan Johnson

Postecoglou has offered some insights into Johnson’s injury in his post-match comments. He mentioned, “I’m not certain about Brennan [Johnson], but he felt discomfort in his hamstring,” sharing this information with reporters.


Leave a Comment