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Bergwijn likely to miss rest of the season with Tottenham Hotspur

AFP
Published : Mar 10, 2020, 3:44 pm IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2020, 3:44 pm IST

Manager Jose Mourihno still optimistic of his side's chances in the Champions Leagues quarters second leg against Leipzig

Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch midfielder Steven Bergwijn (R) slots home during the English Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on March 1. AFP Photo
 Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch midfielder Steven Bergwijn (R) slots home during the English Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on March 1. AFP Photo

Leipzig: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho does not believe Dutch international Steven Bergwijn will play again this season to compound his lack of forward options with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min also sidelined by injury.

Bergwijn suffered a sprained left ankle in a 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday that stretched Spurs' run without a win in all competitions to five games.

 

However, Mourinho is bullish Spurs can spring a surprise by overturning a 1-0 first leg deficit away to Leipzig on Tuesday to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

"I don't expect him to play again this season," said Mourinho at this pre-match press conference in Germany. "We're used to it. I'd say we were psychologically more down with the other injuries because this one, when you've got four or five injuries, to have six or seven is the same. No problem, we are very confident."

Tottenham are eighth in the Premier League, seven points adrift of a place in the top four, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by struggling Norwich last week.

 

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Location: Germany, Saksi, Leipzig