Steven Bergwijn injury ‘a real blow’ as Tottenham icon Glenn Hoddle predicts recovery time

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Steven Bergwijn picked up an injury in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Rennes in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night – and Glenn Hoddle has commented on the incident, calling it a ‘real blow’.

Bergwijn was one of two casualties in France along with Lucas Moura – which Nuno Espirito Santo will lament given the injury that Son Heung-min already has.

After being injured in a generally meaningless game in Brittany and with a fixture against rivals Chelsea around the corner, it is the worst possible time for Bergwijn to pick up an injury.

Bergwijn, 23, signed from PSV Eindhoven for £26million in January 2020.

But after just four goals in 55 games, the Dutchman hasn’t produced the numbers he is capable of.

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Despite that, he is a brilliant back-up option – one that Spurs will severely miss given that Son is injured too.

“It’s a real blow, for the lad and for Nuno,” Hoddle said on BT Sport after the incident.

“There’s not much in it there and you think ‘what happened there?.’

“You just see the twist of the ankle and that is the very ankle he’s had a problem with, it looks like he’s tweaked it again.

“I don’t see him playing for a couple of weeks if he’s injured it again.”


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Bergwijn is typically behind Lucas and Son in Tottenham’s winger contingent, but given all three are injured Nuno will be aggrieved at his poor squad depth once again.

The Portuguese manager was happy with his team after tonight’s draw given the amount of rotation.

“Hard team to play, but the attitude was good with a lot of players playing out of position it is hard to properly judge,” Nuno said.

“We scored then we lost control, we played a good team who caused some problems. It is hard to judge the game.

“I think we finished well. Hard team to play, but the attitude was good with a lot of players playing out of position it is hard to properly judge.”

Spurs’ next game in the Conference League is a home tie against Slovenian side Mura in two weeks’ time.

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