Nuno Espirito Santo has lamented Tottenham’s recent luck with injuries after both Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura were subbed off with knocks in the 2-2 draw with Rennes.
The injuries to the two forwards add to Tottenham’s already packed treatment room, as Eric Dier and Son Heung-min are both doubtful for this weekend’s clash with Chelsea due to injuries of their own.
Speaking after the game to the club’s official website, Santo described the current state of his squad as ‘not good’.
“Again, many obstacles,” he said. “It’s not good, not good. I’m worried, naturally. I should not share that with you, this is not the moment, but just to be honest. I think the boys did well, because it’s tough, these things coming and we keep trying to find solutions.
“The guys did everything. It was a tough match. I think we started really well, played well, then second balls, something we have to improve…we have a lot of things to improve but the attitude was correct.
“We controlled the game until the end of the match with players in different positions. That was hard. In that moment, it was huge for us.”
Tottenham were able to fight back from being 2-1 down in France to secure a vital draw in their first UEFA Conference League group stage game. The leveller came from an unlikely source in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who bagged his third goal for Spurs in the game.
As well as likely being without Son, Lucas, Bergwijn and Dier, Tottenham will also be without Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez due to COVID isolation rules following the Argentina – Brazil debacle (you know the one) for the game against Chelsea.