Spurs v City – team news
Fri 20 November 2020, 13:46|Tottenham Hotspur
Steven Bergwijn will be fit for selection against Manchester City on Saturday (5.30pm).
The flying Dutchman missed our last Premier League fixture at West Brom on 8 November through injury. He reported for international duty, returned to Hotspur Way and Jose reported in his pre-match press conference on Friday that he’s ready to join the squad.
“He went to the international team injured,” explained Jose. “He was not involved in our match against West Brom, not even on the bench, because that week he was injured. Even so, he reported to the national team, they had their medical team analysing him and they decided they didn’t want to keep him there, because he wouldn’t be ready for the next match.
“So he stayed here for the last two weeks, and in that time he has managed to recover, and he’s ready for tomorrow.”
Memories of Stevie’s dream debut - a stunning volley to open the scoring in a 2-0 win against City in February - will no doubt come flooding back as we prepare to face Pep Guardiola’s men again at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Meanwhile, Jose said that Erik Lamela, who also missed out through injury at West Brom, was on the ‘last period of his recovery’ and that Harry Winks returned from international duty ‘with a little problem’. Matt Doherty continues to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus after the Republic of Ireland’s UEFA Nations League match against Wales on Sunday. “Apart from that, no problems,” added Jose.