The Tottenham Hotspurs’ game against French side Stade Rennes ended in a 2-2 draw during their opening group game of the inaugural UEFA Conference League. While the Premier League team was fortunate enough to rescue a point during the final 15 minutes of play, they will no doubt feel the pressure of multiple injury concerns.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side suffered two injury setbacks on the night, with attacking midfielders Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura both picking up minor knocks. After half an hour of play, Bergwijn had to be replaced by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, the midfielder who scored Spurs’ second goal. Right-winger Moura was injured during the early stages of the second half after finding himself on the receiving end of a hard tackle. He had to be replaced by Dane Scarlett moments later.
Following his team’s hard-fought draw at Roazhon Park, manager Nuno Espirito Santo acknowledged the difficulties that his team faces as they return to Premier League action this weekend. “It’s been terrible, I must be honest. Let’s not hide behind anything. After the Watford game, everything that has happened has not been very good for us. But this is football. And we know it’s a moment we have to overcome.”