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Reguilon gives Mourinho an injury headache

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Sergio Reguilon picked up a knock during Spain’s 0-0 draw with Portugal on Wednesday night, handing Tottenham Hotspur an injury blow.

Reguilon is one of 12 Tottenham’s first-team players to be out on international duty.

Unlike Hugo Lloris and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who played no part in France’s 7-1 thumping of Ukraine and Denmark’s 4-0 thrashing of the Faroe Islands yesterday, the left-back was in action for Spain.

Indeed, Luis Enrique fielded the 23-year-old from the first minute against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal team. However, Reguilon had to leave the game at half-time after sustaining an injury.

Enrique replaced former Real Madrid starlet with Jose Gaya after it was evident the youngster is going through some pain.

Reguilon suffered a knock, as evidenced by the fact he had to hobble off the pitch, throwing his physical condition into a corridor of uncertainty.

During the post-match interview, Luis Enrique offered an injury update on his first-choice left-back on Wednesday.

“It is a blow that the doctors have to see,” he said, as transmitted by the Express Sport.

“I hope it doesn’t get complicated.”

Enrique’s words come as a blow to Jose Mourinho’s hopes of having all of Spurs’ internationals back fit and ready for the upcoming Premier League fixture versus West Ham United.

Fortunately for the ‘Special One,’ he has just a perfect replacement for Reguilon at a left-back position. Ben Davies was nothing short of outstanding in Tottenham’s 6-1 demolition of Manchester United back last weekend.

However, a hectic schedule will see some national teams face up to three fixtures during this international break. That’s enough of a reason for Mourinho and other domestic managers to remain concerned.