Reguilón, Sissoko Only Tottenham Stars in Action on Day 1

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: Moussa Sissoko of France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: Moussa Sissoko of France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images) /
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A few days ago, it looked like as many as five Tottenham Hotspur players would be playing for their national teams on Wednesday, only two did.

We know Tottenham Hotspur have a whole lot of players that serve for their national teams. That is both good and bad, but it is what it is at this point. What we as fans can do is follow and hope for the best for our players and their respective teams. On Wednesday across Europe, the current international break action began as a host of friendly matches occurred with Moussa Sissoko and Sergio Reguilón taking part for Spurs while Toby Alderweireld, Hugo Lloris, and Steven Bergwijn all missed out.

Bergwijn Unavailable, Reguilón Steps In

Steven Bergwijn went off to camp with the Netherlands the way the rest of the players did to their respective countries, however, Bergwijn was sent back home for a lack of fitness although there may be some issues with translation. So, it might be that Bergwijn was sent home un-fit, or he asked to go home as he was not well. Either is not good for Spurs.

Thinking back on Bergwijn’s performances this season, I can remember seeing flashes of his pace and power, but only flashes. And then after those flashes the camera would show Bergwijn huffing and puffing to get his breath back. Maybe he was excited or maybe he really is a bit out of shape and needs to work on that.

There is way too much competition at Tottenham for anyone to rest on their laurels and not be fit and ready to perform, ask Dele Alli. Bergwijn needs to get his health figured out, whether injury or fitness before he ends up on the outskirts of no-mans-land.

One person not in no-mans-land is Sergio Reguilón, who has been excellent by and large for Spurs since arriving from Real Madrid with Gareth Bale in the transfer window. Reguilón started Spain’s friendly with Netherlands on the bench, likely expecting not to play. However, almost half an hour into the match Jose Gaya was taken off injured and Sergio Reguilón came on.

Reguilón finished the match as Spain and Netherlands tied 1-1 in the friendly. This was likely a game where Regulation was going to be sitting for 90 minutes instead, he played for over an hour and picked up a yellow card. Good experience for the young lad, but probably some minutes he did not need.