Report: Two Spurs players withdraw from international duty through injury

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Steven Bergwijn and Japhet Tanganga will both likely be spending the next couple of weeks at Hotspur Way as both players have now pulled out of international duty.

Tanganga received his first call up to the England Under-21 squad for their upcoming Euro qualifiers against Andorra and Turkey.

The 21-year-old was sidelined with a back stress fracture for several months but he recovered from the injury to start against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup fourth round clash last Tuesday.

However, The Evening Standard has now revealed that the youngster has suffered another injury blow which has forced him to withdraw from the Young Lions squad.

The report does not shed light on the extent of the defender’s injury or how long he is expected to be out of action.

It has also been confirmed that Bergwijn has withdrawn from the Dutch squad for their upcoming Nations League matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy, after picking up an injury.

The wide man featured for Spurs against Chelsea as well as Maccabi Haifa last week but was not part of the matchday squad for the win at Old Trafford.

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I do not believe the injury is likely to be serious in neither Bergwijn’s nor Tanganga’s case. Given the amount of football the Dutchman has played recently, he could certainly do with some rest. In Tanganga’s case, hopefully, the club are just being cautious since the youngster has just returned from a major injury.

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