Steven Bergwijn, Ryan Sessegnon, Matt Doherty – Tottenham injury news ahead of Newcastle clash

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham side return to action tomorrow with a trip to newly taken over Newcastle United.

A two-week hiatus from the Premier League comes to an end following the conclusion of the international break.

Several Spurs players were on international duty, and there is some bad news for Espirito Santo to deal with, as two players have tested positive for coronavirus, football.londonunderstands.

In his pre-match press conference, while he did not go into such detail, the Portuguese did admit that there are problems at Tottenham ahead of the clash with the Magpies.

“After the international break there are always huge issues that happen. We have problems but I will not say before the game,” he told the media.

The players remain unidentified but it is understood that the club are currently confident that there are no close contact issues that would require other players to isolate.

To make matters worse, a number of Espirito Santo’s south American contingent are also major doubts for tomorrow’s game.

Plus, his weekend opponents are on a massive high after Mike Ashley finally agreed to sell the club following 14 years at St James’ Park.

Thus, the Spurs boss will be wanting to pick the best possible team available to him, and with that in mind, football.london has taken a look at the current injury state of his squad.

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Steven Bergwijn

Bergwijn has taken his time to recover, having sustained an injury during the last round of international fixtures.

The Netherlands international’s last outing for Tottenham was their European clash with French team Rennes, where he picked up a foot problem.

What Espirito Santo has said: “He joined us yesterday. He is totally integrated with the group. Trained well yesterday, trained well today. No pain. So it’s about getting back to his highest levels of fitness, but he’s in the process of it.”

Asked whether the Newcastle game has come too soon: “We don’t know, we don’t know, we don’t know, because like I said, first of all we have to be everybody together, then we will assess and prepare and decide.”

Expected return date: Unknown.

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon has also been missing for a few weeks after the winger picked up an injury while on international duty with England’s under-21 team.



Ryan Sessegnon is still out of action with an injury problem. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Ryan Sessegnon is still out of action with an injury problem (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old will be hoping to 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.

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What Espirito Santo has said: “We don’t know [when he will return]. They are improving, day by day.”

Expected return date: Unknown.

Ben Davies

Davies withdrew from the Wales squad due to illness last week, however he was pictured training with the first team on Thursday.

What has been said: “Ben Davies and David Brooks have had to withdraw from the squad due to illness. Brysiwch wella hogia! (get well soon),” read a tweet on the official Wales Twitter account.

Expected return date: Newcastle (A).

Matt Doherty

The former Wolves man had to be withdrawn at half-time during the Republic of Ireland’s 4-0 thumping of Qatar. He was replaced by Cyrus Christie.

Expected return date: Unknown.

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Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Davinson Sanchez and Emerson Royal

Whilst not injured, the South American contingent may all struggle to be available for tomorrow.

Romero and Lo Celso played Peru in the early hours of Friday morning (BST) and still need time to fly back to north London.

Meanwhile, Royal is in a similar situation as his native Brazil take on Uruguay just one hour later. Colombia played Ecuador on Thursday night, but Sanchez faces the exact same problem.

Expected return date(s): Next week.

Source by Football London

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