'He's great': Rodrigo Bentancur says £22m Tottenham player's dribbling has impressed him so much
After a number of key injuries before the tournament affected their form, he’ll be hoping to have a full squad to choose from on Boxing Day.
Bentancur has been one of Spurs best players this season, chipping in with some vital goals before the Premier League break.
La Celeste face Portugal, Ghana and South Korea in Group H which kicks off today.
This means Bentancur will come up against teammate Son Heung-min today in their opening World Cup game.
After Harry Kane’s knock against Iran, the South Korean captain is another player Conte will be worrying about fitness wise.
The forward will have to wear a protective mask after fracturing his eye socket.
Bentancur has admitted he’s been impressed with Son’s dribbling, and he could be tough to stop today.
Bentancur has been impressed with Son’s dribbling
Speaking ahead of the all-Tottenham clash this afternoon, Bentancur said: “I think we’ve got a tough group and playing against Son too… South Korea are a really good team.
“I’ve already played against Son in a couple of friendlies and I know how hard he can make life for our defenders.
“He’s great in one-v-one situations, he can shoot with both feet and he’s a lethal striker in front of goal.
“But with Uruguay, we have our own strengths too, so I think it’s going to be a great group phase.”
Son has admitted he’ll be playing through some pain today, but that’s unlikely to stop the 30-year-old.
Micah Richards has compared Son to Brazilian star Neymar, and the pair are two of the best dribblers at the tournament.
It will be interesting to see if the £22m forward can replicate his best club form without Kane playing alongside him.
Bentancur has certainly been impressed with Son’s ability on the ball.
He’ll be hoping his defensive teammates are up to the task of stopping him today.
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