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The second international break has started and Tottenham players got called up for the international duty.
Following three consecutive defeats in the Premier League to Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal, Spurs have now won their last two matches – against NS Mura and Aston Villa.
The second round of international fixtures have come at the wrong time for Spurs as they attempt to continue their recovery under Nuno Espirito Santo.
They are also players that need to return to full fitness after suffering injuries.
The current injury concerns for Spurs regard to Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon.
Bergwijin sustained an injury during the last round of international fixtures with the Netherlands.
The 23-year-old’s last outing for Tottenham was their European clash with French team Rennes, where he picked up a foot problem.
Speaking about the Dutch winger prior to the North London Derby clash with Arsenal, Espirito Santo was unable to put a timeframe on when he could return to action, but he is doing some work in order to recover.
“I think I explained the injury he has is very painful so he has to settle down,” Spurs boss said.
“He has not totally stopped. He is doing some fitness, some upper body. For now, he is not available.”
Sessegnon has also been ruled out for a few weeks after picking up an injury while on international duty with England’s under-21 team.
The 21-year-old will hopefully return to action sooner rather than later, but Espirito Santo was unable to tell the media when he would be back when speaking about him earlier in the month, as he said:
“We don’t know [when he will return]. They are improving, day by day.”
Source – football.london