The Evening Standard have claimed that Tottenham Hotpsur star Steven Bergwijn will miss Tuesday night’s second leg against Bundesliga heavyweights RB Leipzig, after picking up an ankle injury against Burnley.
Bergwijn, 22, pulled up towards the end of Saturday evening’s 1-1 draw – which saw Dele Alli score a penalty to cancel out Chris Wood’s equaliser. The Netherlands international lasted the entire 90 minutes of the clash at Turf Moor.
Now, the January signing will miss Tuesday night’s clash, with Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane also sidelined. £27million recruit Bergwijn was nowhere to be seen at Monday’s training session, with Ben Davies also missing.
Jose Mourinho had been hoping to have him fit, but will have to place his faith in attackers Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Troy Parrott. Ryan Sessegnon is also available, while Gio Lo Celso could be used in a more advanced role.
TBR’s view – Bad to worse for Mourinho and Tottenham
With the odds stacked against them anyway, Mourinho would have been desperate to avoid losing one of his most crucial attackers in what could make or break Tottenham’s campaign on Tuesday night.
Bergwijn, who has started his career at Spurs in decent form – scoring twice against Manchester City and Wolves – would have likely started or at least come on in the second half if Spurs had been chasing the game. Instead, they must do without.