Nuno Espirito Santo saw two other key players take a hit in his team’s Europa League draw against Rennes
Before Sunday’s London Derby with Chelsea, Lucas Mora and Steven Bergwien had entered the Tottenham Hotspur injury list with Sun Xingmin.
Both Moura and Bergwijn were selected for Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting lineup, and they ended with a 2-2 draw in their first Europa League group game against Rennes on Thursday night.
Unfortunately, in the Premier League’s 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, Bergwijn’s ankle problem seemed to exacerbate his injury. He was forced to withdraw after half an hour, and when Mora limped early. The pain of the visiting team was even more serious when they left on the ground. The second half.
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The Portuguese confirmed that at the post-match press conference held in Roazon Park, whether Mora and Bergwien can participate in this weekend’s game against Chelsea is also up in the air.
“It’s painful. It’s too early to say [for Sunday]The physiotherapist is working with them,” Santo told reporters. “We don’t know if they are suitable. This is difficult. “
The Tottenham Hotspur coach added that since his return from International Match Day, he has struggled around him: “This is terrible. I have to be honest. Let’s not hide behind anything.
“After the Watford game, everything that happened was not good for us. But this is football. We know this is a moment we have to overcome.
“Today, we are trying to show the solutions to the players and think about Sunday’s game. But this is about overcoming obstacles. This will definitely make us stronger in the future.”
Spurs faltering in Europe
Tottenham Hotspur led Rennes after just 13 minutes, as Mora saw his cross blocked by opposing defender Leuk Budd in front of the net, but the home team passed Flavie midway through the first half. Ann Tate returned with a precise curve ball.
Rennes enjoyed the largest share of possession since then, and finally reaped the pressure on them when Gaetan Laborde brought home the rebound with less than 20 minutes left in the game.
However, due to Emile Pierre Hoybjög’s close-range shot, the Spurs responded immediately and eventually escaped with one point. Santo was eager to achieve positive results from the test game.
“We scored, and then we lost control, we played a good team that caused some problems,” he said. “It’s hard to judge the game. I think we did a good job.
“The team played very hard, but the attitude was very good. Many players are at a disadvantage and it is difficult to judge correctly.”
Hojbjerg joined Tottenham Hotspur’s latest show British Telecom Sports “We will continue to build on this basis. This is not our purpose, we are here for three points, but to pay tribute to Rennes and the stage they set up here tonight.
“Also performance, I think they played very well.”