An update has been provided by Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou regarding Rodrigo Bentancur’ injury sustained during the match against Aston Villa. The midfield player is currently being evaluated for an ankle problem, despite early worries about a knee issue.
Bentancur had an impactful start in the game as Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but his promising performance saw itself cut short after 32 minutes following a robust challenge from Aston Villa’s Matty Cash. This unfortunate incident marked the Uruguayan’s first start in a Tottenham shirt since recovering from a cruciate ligament injury suffered in February, adding an extra layer of disappointment for both teammates and supporters.
Postecoglou conveyed his disappointment at losing Bentancur while emphasizing his skill and role in taking the game by storm.
In an interview with the team’s official website, Postecoglou discussed Bentancur’s injury as follows:
“I was disappointed to lose him because he started the game so well, you can see his quality, and that’s a reason we got such a foothold in the game. With him coming back from a serious injury, you are concerned about it. From what I understand, it’s his ankle rather than his knee, but it’s not what we need right now, another injury, but that’s what we’re going through.”
Initial worries about a recurrence were raised by Bentancur’s recent recovery from a serious knee injury. However, Postecoglou clarified that the current focus is on the midfielder’s ankle rather than his knee. Despite this distinction, Tottenham is not looking forward to any more injury setbacks, especially considering their ongoing struggles with player fitness.
The manager and the bench will have more pressure to maintain the caliber that the starting XI has up until now as this problem adds to the already long list of injuries at Hotspur Way.
Our three consecutive league losses have shown us how inadequate our bench is, and we will need to make significant changes when the January transfer window opens.
Rodrigo Bentancur made his debut after suffering an ACL injury in February.
Tottenham has been struggling recently, as evidenced by three straight losses and a drop to fifth place in the Premier League following an incredible run of victories. The injury concerns only make matters worse.