Rodrigo Bentancur has reportedly shown great determination

Son Heung-min (32)’s teammate Rodrigo Bentancur (27, Tottenham) has reportedly shown great determination to play through the pain of a broken toe.

Football London, citing Uruguayan newspaper Teledose, reported on Jan. 25 (KST) that Tottenham midfielder Bentancur, who plays for the Uruguayan national team, has been playing with a broken pinky toe in recent weeks.

Bentancur joined Tottenham from Juventus in January 2022 and has since established himself as an essential option in the midfield. However, in February 2023, he suffered an unexpected anterior cruciate ligament tear and meniscus damage during a match against Leicester City in the 24th round of the league, which sidelined him for six months.

After a lengthy rehabilitation, 안전놀이터 Bentancur made his first appearance in almost nine months in October of last year against Fulham. But shortly after his return, in November, he tore his ankle ligaments again.

Bentancur returned to action almost a month later against Bournemouth and has been a regular contributor to the Spurs lineup, both starting and coming off the bench. However, he broke his pinky toe three days before the round 27 home match against Crystal Palace.

Rodrigo was in excruciating pain

But he pushed through it and started and played 63 minutes in the match. At the time, Tottenham had come from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-1, thanks to Timo Werner’s debut goal for Tottenham, an equalizer from Romero, and a late winner from Son Heung-min.

Bentancur was an option off the bench for the next two games, against Aston Villa and Fulham, and he also came off the bench for Uruguay’s friendly against the Basque Autonomous Region on Sept. 24, earning his 57th cap.

Bentancur told Teledoche: “Fortunately, my ankle is fine now and luckily my knee has recovered. The only thing I have to say is that I broke one of my toes,” he revealed.

“I broke the little toe on my left foot two or three weeks ago and I’m still playing the same,” he said, adding, “I broke one of my bones and I would have had to stop playing for three or four weeks to heal it.”

“I got injured in training before the Crystal Palace game, but I’m almost there,” he added, “I’m playing with my toe recovering, 메이저 토토사이트 but the truth is, once you start warming up, you forget about the pain. I don’t want to stop playing. I feel good and I’m 100% healthy,” he smiled.

From knee injuries to ankle and pinky toe, Bentancurda has battled through excruciating pain throughout the year and has been a pillar of Angie Postecoglou’s system.

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