Speaking to Football Insider, Lilywhites insider and Tottenham Hotspur source John Wenham has made a damning injury claim involving Steven Bergwijn.
The Lowdown: Bergwijn snapped with strap…
The Netherlands international, after missing Spurs’ crunch Premier League clash at the weekend with London rivals Chelsea, posted an update on his injury via social media.
Bergwijn dropped an image of his left foot cased in what was a protective boot, with manager Nuno Espirito Santo also confirming that it is a ‘very, very painful‘ injury.
As a result, he appears very doubtful for Tottenham’s north London derby against Arsenal this weekend.
The Latest: Insider makes damning claim…
As per Wenham, speaking to FI, the protective boot indicates what could be bad news for Spurs and Nuno ahead of a month which could even define his long term future at N17.
“When you see a protective boot, you are really looking at a month on the sidelines minimum,” the Lilywhites insider explained.
“For us, that is a huge blow. You only have to look at our bench against Chelsea.
“We only had Dane Scarlett and Bryan Gil as attacking options to bring off the bench. You only have to look at the fact Bergwijn was in the team for the first four games of the season to see how important he is.
“He is a positive influence and he’s obviously impressed Nuno over the summer. It’s a massive blow to lose him. We are missing a few options up there.”
The Verdict: Would be big…
Losing Bergwijn for potentially a month comes as a mighty setback for Nuno over one of his best players so far.
The 23-year-old, shining so far in a more attacking role than last season, has made more key passes per 90 in the final third (1.3) than any Lilywhites player so far in the Premier League (WhoScored).
Second only to Son Heung-min when it comes to shots on goal as well, having the winger back as soon as possible is arguably imperative based off what we’ve seen.
In other news: Medical was done: Source reveals player’s summer move from Spurs fell apart at the very last second, find out more here.
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