International break could provide crucial reset for young Tottenham defender

Spurs' center-back Radu Dragusin has been called up to the Romania National Team for international duty, and it could be an important time for him to recover after a tough debut in the Tottenham starting XI.

Romania v Switzerland: Group I - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers
Romania v Switzerland: Group I - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers / Vasile Mihai-Antonio/GettyImages

Tottenham's 3-0 loss to Fulham over the weekend was one of the most unfortunate results Spurs fans have witnessed this season.

The last time Ange Postecoglou's side lost by a margin of three goals was back on the fateful night of November 6th, when Spurs lost 4-1 to Chelsea, along with a number of starters to months-long injuries.

Despite the recent loss, however, Spurs are still in contention for a top-four spot, with a game in hand on fourth-place Aston Villa, who sit just three points in front; And, with the potential addition of a fifth qualifying spot for the 2024-25 Champions League, the possibility of European football has become all the more likely.

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There's more luck for the North London club than that, though, and perhaps more for one player in particular: Romanian defender Radu Dragusin.

The former Genoa footballer joined Spurs in January, and the 3-0 loss to Fulham over the weekend marked his first start in Lilywhite. Admittedly, his performance wasn't terrible, but at times he could be seen far out of position, as with the Rodrigo Muniz goal which gave Fulham the initial 1-0 lead.

With the international break ahead, Dragusin, who was called up by the Romania National Team for duty, will have an opportunity to reorient himself ahead of Tottenham's return to football against Luton Town on March 30th.

With fixtures lined up against Northern Ireland and Colombia, the defender, who currently has 13 caps, will hopefully have enough time to mentally and physically ready himself for a tough ten games of Premier League action in the coming months.