Relaying news from Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo, reporter Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic has shared a setback for winger Lucas Moura ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight.
The Lowdown: Spurs injuries mount…
Over these last few weeks and ever since the international break, Tottenham have had to cope with a mountain of injuries and absences to key starters.
Son Heung-min was out of contention for a while before his return to the fold against Chelsea, while South American trio Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were all missing before the London derby due to their 10-day Croatia training camp.
While those players are back in contention, electric winger Steven Bergwijn is out of the Wolves clash tonight with Nuno also sharing news on Lucas.
The Latest: Nuno shares Lucas news…
Sharing more bad news from Nuno in regards to injuries, after the pair were taken off against Rennes in midweek, Eccleshare relays that both Lucas and Bergwijn will miss Wolves.
“Bergwijn and Moura out of Wolves trip for THFC, and Nuno ‘cannot answer’ whether they’ll be back for NLD,” he said on Twitter.
“Certainly doesn’t look good for Bergwijn, who “has an injury on his foot, a sprain, he twisted his ankle.”
The Verdict: Big blow…
While losing Bergwijn is a blow, you could argue that not having Lucas to chose from comes as just as bad for Nuno.
The Brazilian, lauded as a ‘monster‘ by his compatriot Raphinha, has certainly been one of Tottenham’s bright sparks so far and a real creative outlet for the Spurs head coach.
Out of Spurs’ entire squad, the 29-year-old has completed more dribbles per 90 on average (2.5) than any of them in the Premier League this season and it’s safe to say his positive presence going forward will be missed against Nuno’s old team.
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