Report: Spurs handed fitness boost ahead of Aston Villa clash

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a rare week of rest ahead of their next Premier League match.

Jose Mourinho’s side were last in action during Wednesday night’s nervy 3-2 win against Southampton and will return to action next Sunday when they make the trip to Aston Villa.

The extended break gives Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff much needed time to work some members of his squad, something the 57-year-old has bemoaned the lack of in previous months (The Guardian).

The break also gives some of Tottenham’s injured stars some much needed time to recover while other players have jetted off abroad to spend time with their families (Lucas Moura Instagram).

Football.London report that Bergwijn will be available for the trip to Villa Park with the Birmingham Mail describing his return as a significant boost.

The Dutch international enjoyed a fairytale debut last weekend when he scored the opening goal in the win against Manchester City but had to be replaced after 70 minutes after suffering from cramp.

The 22-year-old was ineligible for the FA Cup replay against Southampton in midweek, having still been a PSV Eindhoven player when Spurs played the first leg last month.

However, Mourinho will certainly be relieved that he can count on Bergwijn for the all-important clash against Villa.

Spurs Web Opinion

While it is certainly positive news that Bergwijn is expected to be fit, I am more concerned about Lo Celso who missed out against Southampton with a thigh injury. Without him, I am not sure we will have the creativity required going forward to break defences down. Hopefully, Ndombele can also get some minutes even though it is clear he is not yet fit enough to complete ninety minutes.

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