Some Spurs fans were pleased to hear that Steven Bergwijn has been sent back to North London from the Netherlands training camp after failing a fitness test ahead of their upcoming international fixtures.
Bergwijn also missed out on the Dutch squad for last month’s Nations League clashes with an injury.
The winger has not had the best of months at Spurs, having been one of the four players taken off at half-time in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Antwerp two weeks ago.
Jose Mourinho was extremely critical of the first-half performance in that game, insisting that the players who under-performed had made his future selection decisions easier (Football.London).
Bergwijn has missed out on the matchday squads in Tottenham’s last three Premier League encounters against Burnley, Brighton and West Brom but he did come on as a second-half substitute in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Ludogorets last Thursday.
An announcement from the Dutch national side revealed that the former PSV man was examined by the medical staff on his arrival and was not passed fit for the upcoming matches.
While some fans were delighted that the 23-year-old will have time to rehabilitee at Hotspur Way, others were concerned that his injury might be serious.
This could actually mean he’s got an injury
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) November 9, 2020
Thank you!! this guy was definitely not fit. He needs to fix up there’s a great player in there. https://t.co/zPoDjmjk9r
— Su-brat (@shoesandbras) November 9, 2020
Mourinho impacting the Netherlands squad, my manager >>>>> https://t.co/6nqbRiTu42
— Mac (@MacStevely_) November 9, 2020
Mourinho pulling strings I feel 🤣 pic.twitter.com/yurk4B88ac
— Spiggy (@SpiggyTope) November 9, 2020
José masterclass I'm hearing.. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/hMaWw7Sw3y
— Richard O Connell (@Yiddo_O_Connell) November 9, 2020
Knew something was wrong with him. Looked awful against Antwerp.
— Sean Weech (@WeechForTheSky) November 10, 2020
Hopefully this will allow him to get properly fit while staying here https://t.co/FxKTf4Ecdj
— mitchell (@thfcmitchell) November 9, 2020
🚨 | Steven Bergwijn is “not fit enough” for Holland and will stay with Spurs over the international break.
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) November 9, 2020
Bergwijn has been sent home from international duty with Holland for not being fit enough – which suggests to me he’s still struggling with that hamstring injury.
Perhaps this is why we haven’t seen the best of him lately.
— Chris (@spurslogic_) November 10, 2020
Don't suppose you know if he's going to be out awhile or not?
— Christopher Manuel (@cmanuel118) November 10, 2020
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The fact that Bergwijn was passed unfit suggests that he could have potentially been playing with an injury for the last couple of weeks, having not recovered fully from the injury he picked up last month. That explains why he has looked a little lacklustre recently. Hopefully, he takes the time he needs to recover fully during the next couple of weeks and comes back fully fit.
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