Son Heung-min was substituted at half time in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle yesterday.
Jose Mourinho’s side absolutely dominated the match before the Magpies equalised in stoppage time with their only shot on target.
Spurs’ pain was exacerbated by the dubious nature of the penalty, given by VAR when Eric Dier was adjudged to have handled the ball when he wasn’t even looking at it.
Son’s injury compounded a frustrating afternoon for Spurs, and he looks set for a spell on the sidelines.
Perhaps it was an inevitable consequence of Tottenham’s hectic start to the season.
There is no sign of it letting up and they face a week of four fixtures again, culminating in a trip to Mourinho’s former club Manchester United.
Son’s injury does mean an opportunity for January signing Steven Bergwijn to impress Mourinho.
As per Goal, Mourinho admitted back in June that the Dutchman wasn’t his first-choice signing during that window, but he was being won over.
Now Bergwijn should get a regular opportunity to show what he can do and add the goal threat missing when Son is out of the side.
Bergwijn kicked off his Spurs career with a stunning goal against Manchester City – something similar against the other Manchester club on Sunday would go down just as well.