Rodrigo Bentancur, a Uruguayan midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, limped off the field during the first half of their 2-1 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday. This was yet another injury setback for Tottenham Hotspur.
The 26-year-old player had just recently returned after an eight-month layoff due to a catastrophic knee injury, and he was making his maiden start when he was hurt in the 26th minute by a tackle that looked like it was executed poorly by Matty Cash.
“I was disappointed to lose him (Bentancur) because he started the game so well; you can see his quality, and that’s a reason we got such a foothold,” Ange Postecoglou, the Spurs manager, stated.
You are anxious about it even though he has recently recovered from a significant injury. According to what I’ve been told, the damage is to his ankle rather than his knee; yet another injury is the last thing we need right now; however, this is what we’re going through.
Spurs, who were leading the early pack in the Premier League, have already lost three matches in the competition and are looking at many more weeks without essential players due to falling out of the top four.
Earlier this month, the club’s match against Chelsea resulted in long-term injuries for three of its players: England forward James Maddison (knee), Netherlands’ central defender Micky van de Ven (hamstring), and Brazil attacker Richarlison (pelvis surgery). Richarlison had surgery.
Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, and Ryan Sessegnon are also unable to play. At the same time, Cristian Romero, the center defender for Spurs and Argentina’s national team, has one more game to serve on his ban for three matches.
What was Tottenham’s most excellent start to a Premier League season since 1960 has been derailed by several players missing time due to injury or suspension.
“We have got eight (injuries), Bentancur nine; we had a couple of suspensions today; and we’ve only got a squad of 25,” Postecoglou said to reporters. “You do the math, and that’s what we must show for it. During the week, we were also unable to save Ashley Phillips.
Phillips, a defender for England’s Under-19 national team, cost Spurs two million pounds ($2.49 million) to acquire from Blackburn Rovers. He was the sixth player Spurs signed under Postecoglou during the previous transfer window.
“It is just the situation we’re in at the moment, but we’ll get through it,” he said. “It might take a little while,, but we’ll get through it, and as long as we show the same intent and play the football we did today, I’ve got no doubt when we come out on the other side, we’ll be an excellent football team.”