The north London team’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday might not even be the worst thing that has happened to Spurs so far this week.
Spurs have suffered a serious setback with the suspensions of Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie, in addition to Micky Van de Ven’s injury.
The injury to James Maddison, an attacking midfielder, may have been the biggest blow to Spurs this week. Maddison’s absence until the new year has left a huge hole in the Spurs lineup, but Nedum Onuoha of Premier League Productions has speculated that Rodrigo Bentancur, an underrated replacement for Maddison, may be a viable option.
Onuoha expressed what he thought about the Uruguayan.
They certainly have players who want to join and contribute, but there is a vast list of individuals who have performed admirably for the squad this season. The biggest one that is being overlooked is Bentancur’s comeback. Onuoha stated that he will do well in the Postecoglou system and that might offer him an opportunity to make the team since he will likely play more minutes while Maddison and Son are out.
“Do you think he’ll play him in Maddison’s 10th game?” stated Onuoha.
“I’m excited to see how they approach it, and I think he might, I really think he might,” Onuoha said in closing.
Even while we adore Bentancur as a player, it’s difficult to place him in the same category as Maddison.
He’s a great midfield player, but he’s not as dangerous going forward and lacks Maddison’s passing sense.
You have to admit that it’s a significant risk for Spurs to utilize a player who has been out of action for so long in a role that is so crucial to their style of play, especially considering that Bentancur has just recently returned from a long-term injury.