Tottenham Hotspur announced today that Steven Bergwijn sustained a significant sprain to his left ankle in the game against Burnley at the weekend.
The Dutchman could be seen limping towards the end of the match and Spurs now claim he will face an extended period of rehabilitation.
Bergwijn started the Burnley match as a striker alongside Dele Alli, with the latter scoring the penalty that earned his side a draw.
Since the injuries to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, Spurs’ top two scorers this season, Mourinho has used a mixture of Alli, Bergwijn, and Lucas Moura in makeshift forward roles.
Tottenham face RB Leipzig in the Champions League this week and simply must find the back of the net at least once in Germany, or face an exit from the competition.
Dele Alli claimed it was difficult to see Bergwijn pick up an injury but was keen not to dwell on it, while talking of the importance of stepping up.
He said (Football London): “I think obviously firstly it’s difficult to see Steve get injured. A new guy and a top guy. I’ve shown that I like scoring goals. Probably not my most natural position.
“We can’t just get our violins out. We need to step up.
“Maybe not make or break as it’s been a difficult season for us. No matter what happens this week we have to keep fighting but they’re definitely big games for us. Obviously, in the Champions League, we can’t keep throwing away opportunities. We have to score twice. It’s been a difficult season but we have to keep believing.”
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