Tottenham Hotspur have now officially confirmed that their January signing, Steven Bergwijn, has suffered an injury during their clash against Burnley and will be absent for an extended period of time.
With him out of commission, Spurs now have three forwards sidelined by serious injuries as the 22-year-old winger joins Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son on the sidelines. Indeed, despite the fact manager Jose Mourinho has bemoaned his luck on that front, Dan Kilpatrick is not entirely convinced about that and he offered his two cents on the matter on his Twitter profile.
This isn't exactly bad luck but it's also difficult to blame anyone, IMO. Spurs are in such a wretched position because the more injuries they get to forwards, the more likely it is that the remaining forwards are overplayed and also get injured.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 9, 2020
Kilpatrick simply believes that the more injuries a squad sustains, the more likely the healthy players are to get injured because they might get overplayed throughout the season, presumably given the lack of player turnover during the last few years amid their stadium move.
With no effective subs or plan B to central strikers outside of Harry Kane, Mourinho’s men are forced to play week in, week out and that is bound to take a toll on their bodies. Whether or not that’s entirely his fault is, of course, up for debate given the lack of spending prior to his arrival, though it does seem to be a big problem in north London.
Spurs fans, do you agree with Kilpatrick’s verdict? Was there a way to avoid all of those injuries? Let us know down in the comments below!
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