Is this a bad week for Tottenham Hotspur supporters, or the worst week? On the heels of yesterday’s concussion to Vincent Janssen, now there’s a report saying that reserve left back Ben Davies injured his ankle in Spurs’ 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen and will most likely miss several upcoming matches.
'It's not too good at the moment, I've just got to get ready. It will be a good couple of weeks after this one to get back fit, so I've just got to work hard.'
The Mail reports the comments were given at the Football Association of Wales Awards and that Davies’ ankle was in a protective boot at the time. Tottenham have upcoming matches against West Ham, at Monaco in the Champions League, and at Chelsea.
Danny Rose is healthy and is Tottenham’s first choice left back, so that’s good. However, asking Rose to play multiple matches in a week when Mauricio Pochettino loves to rotate his fullbacks is a big ask. Unfortunately, with Davies out (and Nabil Bentaleb on loan at Schalke) it means we no longer have a healthy backup if Rose needs rotation. The likely outcome if Rose goes down or needs a rest is that Jan Vertonghen would be shunted out to left back, and we all know that Jan doesn’t especially like to do that.
If Toby Alderweireld still isn’t ready to return and Rose gets a knock in international duty with England, Spurs’ defense could be well and truly screwed.
So let’s see: that’s Son Heung-Min, Vincent Janssen, Mousa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela, Harry Kane, and now Davies that are all either carrying injuries of various degrees of severity or are just back from injury.
Football. It’s great, isn’t it?