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Tottenham team news: Spurs depleted vs Leipzig after new injury

Tottenham Hotspur head into must-win Champions League tie with a number of injuries.

Tottenham Hotspur have received further injury news ahead of their Champions League tie with Red Bull Leipzig on Tuesday evening.

Spurs head to Germany looking to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit, meaning that only a victory will secure their place in the next round.

If Jose Mourinho’s men draw or fall to a defeat against Leipzig then their European journey will come to an end, and the Tottenham boss has received more bad news on the injury front.

BBC Sport has confirmed that Steven Bergwijn is set to miss the remainder of the season, as the Spurs forward suffered an ankle sprain in their 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Son Heung-min is another Tottenham star likely to miss the rest of the campaign, while talisman Harry Kane is fighting against time in his attempts to feature again this season.

Also on Mourinho’s list is Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth, meaning that options are limited ahead of their trip to Leipzig.

German opponents haven’t been kind to Tottenham in the Champions League this season, having lost twice to Bayern Munich as well as in the first leg of their current tie.

That defeat to Munich was their only loss in Germany from their last five visits though, which will give Spurs some hope of turning the tie around.

Tottenham have fallen seven points adrift of the top four in the Premier League, meaning that winning the Champions League could be their only hope of returning to the competition next season.

Spurs know that they are capable of performing on the European stage, having reached the final last year with dramatic victories over Manchester City and Ajax.

Another memorable evening will be required for Tottenham to continue their Champions League journey though, but they must be wary of a talented Leipzig side that have already got the better of them once.

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