Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse... it does. News is emerging via the Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick that Tottenham’s newest signing and one of its primary offensive threats Steven Bergwijn is set to miss tomorrow’s Champions League second leg at RB Leipzig after injuring his ankle. He was not participating in warm-ups this morning.
No Bergwijn at Spurs open training and he’s expected to miss Leipzig with an ankle problem. https://t.co/B85Czbiduj— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 9, 2020
I really don’t know what more could go wrong for Tottenham Hotspur this season. Bergwijn has only scored two goals this season for Tottenham but has already emerged as one of its primary sources of offense in the forward attacking band along with Dele and Giovani Lo Celso.
What does that mean for Spurs’ lineup going forward? Boy, it’s pretty unclear. Bergwijn could make way for someone like Ryan Sessegnon in that left wing position, or Dele could be shunted wide left and Lo Celso moved higher up the pitch. Maybe Erik Lamela could play his second consecutive match, though I mean, come on, that’d be CRAZY, right?
Tottenham are already without Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Moussa Sissoko, and (as of late) Ben Davies. So sure, why not add Bergwijn? Excuse me while I sit in the corner with my head between my knees for a while.
UPDATE: It has now been confirmed by the club that Steven Bergwijn has suffered “a significant sprain to his left ankle” and will be out for “an extended period of rehabilitation.” There was no indication how long he’d be out, but “extended period” usually means weeks if not months.
Sitting in my dark corner, rocking back and forth now.
@StevenBergwijn injury update.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 9, 2020