Report sheds light on real reason Bergwijn was sent home from Netherlands duty

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Steven Bergwijn
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Dutch publication De Telegraaf (as relayed by Sport Witness) have now shed light on why Steven Bergwijn has been sent back to Tottenham from the Netherlands camp, revealing that the striker is suffering from a groin issue.

Bergwijn has not made the matchday squad for any of Tottenham’s last three Premier League clashes against Burnley, Brighton and West Brom.

However, the former PSV Eindhoven winger did come on as a second-half substitute in Spurs’ 3-1 win over Ludogorets in the Europa League last Thursday.

The Dutchman did show glimpses of his old self during that cameo in Bulgaria and Spurs fans would have been hoping that it was a sign of things to come from a player who made a very positive start to his Tottenham career after joining the club in January.

However, the Dutch national side revealed on Monday that Bergwijn was assessed by the medical staff and was not deemed fit enough for their upcoming international fixtures.

De Telegraaf has now confirmed that the 23-year-old had groin complaints which were significant enough to rule him out of all three of Holland’s matches.

However, the report does not provide any information on how long the Spurs winger is expected to be out for.

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