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Totheham Huspor Manager Ange Postecoglou broke down in tears as another Key player goes off last night against Aston villa and the are Having Manchester City Next, a very sad moment for Him and the fans as the injury seems to be a career ending injury

Ange Postecoglou is concerned about Rodrigo Bentancur’s fitness after he was forced off with an ankle injury during Tottenham’s defeat to Aston Villa.

Villa came from behind to upset Spurs for the third time in a row in North London on Sunday, with Pau Torres and Olly Watkins scoring after Giovani Lo Celso started the scoring.

Spurs are now fifth in the rankings, four points behind leaders Manchester City, with a trip to the Etihad next Sunday on the horizon.

And they’ll go into the big game with a massive injury situation that only got worse during the Villa defeat, with Bentancur pulled out after 32 minutes due to a harsh tackle from Matty Cash, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg taking his place.

It was the midfielder’s first start for his club since February, having only recently recovered from an ACL injury, and Postecoglou didn’t seem optimistic about his rehabilitation.

‘I believe it is his ankle. ‘It wasn’t a terrific tackle,’ the manager admitted after the game.

‘I thought he started the game so well and I think that was the reason we gained a great strong foothold on the game. He’s a very inventive gamer.

Another injury was the last thing we needed. We’re devastated to have lost him, but we haven’t seen the worst of it yet.’

Spurs’ treatment room is nearing capacity, with James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, and Richarlison among those now on the sidelines.

As a result, Postecoglou only named eight substitutes, two of whom were goalkeepers, claiming that this was a “pretty good summation” of their injury issue.

‘We have eight [injuries], Bentancur has nine, we had a couple of bans today, and we only have a roster of 25 players,’ he continued. You do the maths, and that’s what we have.

‘We also lost Ashley Phillips over the week. It’s simply the way things are right now, but we’ll get through it.

‘It might take a little bit, but we’ll get through it, and as long as we show the same intent and play the football we did today, I’ve got no doubt we’ll be a very good football team when we come out the other side.’

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