Just before the return leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League against RB Leipzig away at 3:00 in the morning (11.3), coach Mourinho confirmed Tottenham had an additional injury case striker Steven Bergwijn.
Before the encounter in the first leg in the Champions League, Tottenham was full of excitement with a series of 3 consecutive victories. However, facing RB Leipzig, the London team exposed too many weaknesses, especially in the defense stage.
Tottenham is at risk
Also at the pre-match press conference with RB Leipzig, Mourinho said: “Bergwijn will rest until the end of this season. He had an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw of Burnley, and it took a long time to recover. So from now on, I won’t count him in my squad for the rest of the season. ”
With the further absence of Bergwijn, the player was purchased from PSV club in the winter transfer window for £ 26 million and played very well on the Tottenham attack when 2 goals in 6 matches, making the team lost into an injury crisis.
Previously, Tottenham had lost two key stars in the attack: captain Harry Kane and striker Son Heung-min, but midfielder Moussa Sissoko was also on long-term leave with Ben Davies and Juan Foyth could not play.
In this situation, coach Mourinho expects the remaining good players like Sessegnon or Lamela to meet up to reinforce the attack, regardless of whether these two players are currently not in perfect physical condition.
Mourinho is facing many difficulties
Timor Werner’s only goal on the penalty spot was one of many delicious opportunities that the visitors took advantage of. Since that defeat, Mourinho’s army spent 5 consecutive matches without knowing the smell of victory.
Injury to Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Sissoko is the main reason Spurs are so upset. But to be fair, Mourinho has not made a mark on the bench since the day he replaced Pochettino.
The defense which was the pride of the previous season suddenly played a lack of organization, often made elementary mistakes. In the last 9/10 matches, Tottenham could not keep a clean sheet.
The problem with the London team also lies on other routes. At the latest Burnley, Mourinho acknowledged his midfield as around zero and turned to point his nose at Ndombele.
This far-field trip, much less healed with Spurs. Especially under the coaching of Mourinho, his team lost the last 7/9 matches in Germany.
Tottenham itself also lost all 3 confrontations against the Bundesliga representatives this season (conceding 11 goals). In the first round of knockout, despite being played in his hideout, Spurs are inferior to many stats, from the time of controlling the ball to the number of finishes of the goal.
Therefore, the opportunity for the British representative to turn the flag is not high, especially when RB Leipzig is still playing stably, welcoming the return of key center-back Upamecano.
Mourinho added: “The current situation cannot complain anymore, but we need to move forward. We went through a very difficult time with unsatisfactory results (the last 5 matches on all fronts didn’t win), and more injuries. But I have faith in myself, in the players and in the club.
I don’t believe Tottenham is the only club I lead in my career to win no championship titles this year Champion League.
I’ve been here for only 3 or 4 months, and am settling things down. But the situation is still very difficult. I’m still working day by day and trusting my time here, I will help Tottenham get what it wants (the title of champion) ”.
Against RB Leipzig tomorrow morning, Tottenham will have to make great efforts to find hope to continue after losing 0-1 in the first leg at home Champions League. As well as helping Mourinho to relieve current pressure.
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