Pape Matar Sarr, James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Richarlison, Manor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon, and Ivan Perisic are among the many players on Tottenham’s injury list who have been sidelined in recent weeks.
Due to an ankle knock sustained during the first half of the match against Aston Villa, Rodrigo Bentancur was also substituted out.
Yves Bissouma and Cristian Romero were also suspended for Sunday’s game, and the Argentine will also be absent for the following week’s matchup against Manchester City.
Ange Postecolgou stepped up his aggressive, high-risk strategy on Sunday even though his team was nearly completely depleted, and it would have paid off if the Lilywhites hadn’t been careless in front of goal.
While Son declined to blame Tottenham’s injuries, he did urge some of the players to grow from their errors and stay out of suspension moving forward.
“Injuries are not part of what we can’t control,” the South Korean stated to Sports Chosun. They take part in the activity.
“Obviously, I wouldn’t want any player to get hurt. Our squad becoming thinner and weaker because of injuries is a part of football. Other players in the team train harder, and I think we need to step up more and have more responsibility in times like this.
“With yellow card suspensions, I think players need to feel a bit more responsibility. Players certainly learn from mistakes, so I hope that they can get mentally stronger from mistakes so that they can help the team better next time.
“We need to move on. We have no time to sit here at this place. I feel sadder than anyone else, but because we can move on even with these mistakes and defeats, I believe that we can still do it. We will prepare for the next game with positive thoughts and a positive mindset.”
It is clear that Son is referring to Romero when he mentions players needing to take more responsibility and avoid suspensions in the future.
It is very easy for Postecoglou and the players to feel sorry for themselves amidst the current injury crisis but instead, they have not used that as an excuse and have continued playing with freedom and purpose.
Even though recent results have not gone our way, I remain very optimistic about our prospects for this season and beyond.