Dele Allí has hailed his Tottenham teammate Steven Bergwijn, who has received an injury blow that could keep him out for the rest of the season.
Spurs signed the Dutch attacker in the January transfer window for £27million (BBC) from PSV Eindhoven and he’s scored twice in his opening seven appearances for the North London club, including a stunning effort on his debut against Manchester City.
But the 22-year-old has now joined a growing injury list at the club and will miss the Champions League showdown with RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.
Spurs confirmed on their official website on Monday that Bergwijn has had a “significant sprain” on his left ankle and now faces a spell on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho claimed (Football.London) in his press conference that he doesn’t expect the speed machine to play again this season.
Alli has admitted he’s been impressed by the impact of Bergwijn at Spurs and sent his message to him after an injury setback.
“It’s disappointing to see Steve get injured, a new player who has come in and done very well and a top guy as well. It’s disappointing but I wish him a speedy recovery because he’s a great player and a great person as well,” Alli said, as quoted by Football.London.
Bergwijn has done well at the beginning of his Spurs career, especially when you considering he’s been thrown into difficult circumstances.
The left-winger is a major talent that has the individual quality to be a hit in the Premier League and has shown glimpses of his ability so far.
But the injury crisis in attack at Spurs has seen him used in a more central role at times and his manager Mourinho has been desperately searching for a solution without Harry Kane or Heung-Min Son.
Spurs fans can expect to get the best out of Bergwijn next season and his injury blow is another big problem for them to try overcome.