Injured Tottenham player pictured back in training for first time since before World Cup
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Injured Tottenham player pictured back in training for first time since before World Cup

Rodrigo Bentancur has been pictured back in training with Tottenham as he closes in on a return from injury.

Spurs face Manchester City tomorrow night in a rearranged game as they look to recover from Sunday’s 2-0 north London derby loss to Arsenal.

They could have been handed gentler assignments than a trip to the reigning champions, but they did actually do the double over Pep Guardiola’s side last season.

Pape Matar Sarr started the derby in midfield, but Bentancur, who has been missing since before the World Cup, could play tomorrow.

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Bentancur back in training

Ahead of the game, Spurs’ official Twitter account posted footage of the Uruguay international working hard in training to get back to fitness.

It remains to be seen whether he is fit to start against City, or whether he will be eased back into proceedings from the substitutes bench.

Last week, Antonio Conte said Spurs would manage Bentancur’s recovery carefully and not take any silly risks over a potential setback.

Uruguay went out in the group stages of the World Cup but Bentancur was supremely impressive in Qatar, and should have scored against Portugal.

He looked confident and assured with the ball at his feet and it is fair to say that he has been badly missed by Tottenham since the return of the Premier League.

Spurs need a performance at the very least against City to get some confidence back and having Bentancur in the fold would be a huge boost.

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