January 2, 2024

Inside Tottenham Hotspur, Rodrigo Bentancur’s early comeback from an ankle injury has “shocked” many.


Journalist Alasdair Gold of Football.London, who has been discussing Rodrigo Bentancur’s incredible comeback, says as much.


On Sunday, Bentancur made his way back into the starting lineup as Tottenham defeated Bournemouth 3-1.


The 26-year-old sustained ankle ligament damage after taking a hard hit from Matty Cash back in November, and it was once anticipated that he would be out until February.


AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League

Getty Images / Robin Jones / AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth

Bentancur suffered the injury while making his first start for the team in nine months, which at the time was a major setback.


The Uruguayan international, who also suffered an ACL injury in February, hasn’t had the best luck with his conditioning over the last 12 months.


Ange Postecoglou praised him during Sunday’s victory over Bournemouth, in which he played for sixty minutes before Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg took his place.


And it seems that Tottenham’s staff was taken aback by his speedy recovery from injury.


Staff at Tottenham taken aback by Bentancur’s comeback

Speaking in his most recent YouTube video, Gold discussed the reactions from Tottenham supporters to Bentancur’s unexpected comeback.


The journalist stated, “He trained with the first team for the entire last week. I’ve talked to a lot of people at the club, and to be honest, people are shocked.”


They were caught off guard as well. Nobody was anticipating his return any time soon; they were probably waiting a month or so.


AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League

The timing of Bentancur’s comeback couldn’t be more ideal for Spurs as Postecoglou tries to steer his team through a challenging stretch.


Tottenham had triumphed in four of their last five league games, despite Postecoglou’s team suffering greatly from injuries and bans.


Following his dismissal during last month’s 2-0 victory against Nottingham Forest, Yves Bissouma has missed the last two games. This month, the Mali midfielder and Senegalese great Pape Matar Sarr will both travel to AFCON 2024.


Bentancur’s early return is a welcome boost for Postecoglou, who will be without midfield options for a few weeks.


Although he has only made five appearances under Postecoglou owing to injury, the £19 million player has shown himself to be a classy operator during his time in north London.


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