Matt Doherty ‘not frustrated’ at Tottenham despite lack of first-team football

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att Doherty insists his lack of action at Tottenham this season has not been a source of frustration.

After rebuilding his career in north London following the appointment of Antonio Conte, the Republic of Ireland international missed the final seven games of the season with a knee injury.

While the 30-year-old has returned to feature this time around, Conte has only afforded him eight minutes of competitive across all competitions with Ivan Perisic and Emerson Royal preferred at right wing-back.

Still, club football will go into overdrive after the international break before the World Cup in Qatar, offering Doherty hope of first-team minutes.

The former Wolves defender had largely endured a difficult time of things in north London but hit form after Conte’s arrival, scoring twice and registering as many assists in his final seven outings.

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Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Doherty said: “I’m not frustrated. I understand where the manager is coming from where he thought my fitness was and he was right at the end of the day.

“I know that he trusts me, I know that once I’m back again, he knows what I can do for him.

“Once he thinks I’m available, I’m sure he’ll give me more time.”

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