Nuno offers positive update on Spurs player who missed Palace match

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Nuno Espirito Santo
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Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has offered a positive update on the status of winger Steven Bergwijn, who missed the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. 

Spurs saw their 100 per cent record in the Premier League come to a disappointing end on Saturday, after putting in a timid and toothless display at Selhurst Park. 

Bergwijn was left out of the travelling Spurs squad by Nuno after picking up a knock to his ankle while on international duty with the Netherlands in midweek. 

The Dutchman underwent checks before the London derby clash at the club’s training ground, but Saturday ultimately came too soon for the winger, who was forced to watch the defeat from home. 

Although Nuno may have been sweating on the extent of Bergwijn’s injury, the Portuguese coach offered a much more positive outlook regarding his recovery, claiming he will be back in contention for Spurs’ clash against Chelsea next week. 

Nuno also provided an update on other injured winger Heung-min Son, but gave a slightly downbeat response, stating he ‘doesn’t look well’ after suffering an injury on duty with South Korea. 

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The news on Bergwijn is much better, especially after a very flat attacking display against Palace. Spurs missed his pace and directness throughout proceedings as they couldn’t push up the field as much while under pressure. His return against Chelsea will be much welcomed as Nuno would like to see a bounce back performance.

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