By Jack Cunningham

20th Nov, 2021 | 9:45am

Leeds United star Raphinha missing from training footage ahead of Tottenham game

Leeds United star Raphinha was missing from the club’s training footage ahead of the Tottenham game.

The Whites released some footage on Friday, and the Brazilian was missing, suggesting that he could be a doubt for the Spurs game.

Now, Marcelo Bielsa didn’t say anything about the 24-year-old in his pre-match press conference, but still, this could be something to worry about.

Leeds Live claim that both he and Daniel James could have been given time to rest after they both played for their countries during the international break.

Hopefully, Raphinha is fine.

Hopefully, Leeds Live are spot on with their assessment of Raphinha’s absence because they could do with him being fit and available on Sunday.

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The Brazilian is the Whites’ top goalscorer with five, and in the one league game that he missed this season, they managed just three shots at goal in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.

He has also been described as “outstanding” by Gabriel Agbonlahor in the past [Football Insider].

Therefore, we hope that the 24-year-old is fit, and the reason he wasn’t in the video wasn’t anything serious or injury-related.

Surely if there were a problem, Bielsa would have said something?

We will just have to wait and see what happens on Sunday, but we all just have to hope that the winger is fit and ready to play as the Whites look to move clear of the relegation zone.

If he isn’t fit then, it could be a struggle for the Whites on Sunday.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are waiting to complete the signing of another youth player.