Tottenham will want to put this international break behind them as their potential injury list grew again last night after Steven Bergwijn nursed an injury.
The Dutch winger came off in the 61st-minute of the Netherlands’ 6-1 victory over Turkey on Tuesday evening after appearing in some discomfort.
The win saw Louis van Gaal’s side move above their Turkish opponents to top their World Cup qualification group after Memphis Depay had smashed in a hat-trick to help them on their way.
It is not known the exact nature of the injury but Bergwijn was pictured with ice wrapped round his left ankle in the dugout.
Bergwijn’s injury comes after fears mounted over the fitness of Son Heung-min following his participation in international duty for South Korea.
Son – who is now a doubt for Spurs’ clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday – sustained a calf injury in training and missed their World Cup qualifier with Lebanon on Tuesday.
Oliver Skipp has started all three of Tottenham’s Premier League matches so far this campaign but he too could be missing at the weekend after limping off in the England Under-21s 2-0 win over Kosovo.
And Tottenham could have to navigate the match against Palace without Argentina duo Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero as they quarantine from their controversial trip to Brazil.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings involving both the Brazilian and Argentinian football associations following the suspension of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.
The match was called off amid extraordinary scenes as officials, believed to be from Brazil’s health authority, stormed on to the pitch in Sao Paulo shortly after kick-off over an alleged coronavirus breach by the visitors’ England-based players.
According to ANVISA, the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency, Argentina’s four Premier League players – Romero and Lo Celso of Tottenham and Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia – are alleged to have declared false information on official forms to the country’s authorities and in doing so broken quarantine rules.
Widespread reports claim the Spurs duo can expect to be fined when they return to club duty this week.