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Rodrigo Bentancur could replace Pape Matar Sarr in the Spurs XI after injury return

Tottenham journalist Charlie Eccleshare has offered insights into the potential impact of Rodrigo Bentancur once he completes his recovery and rehab from injury. The 26-year-old Uruguayan midfielder is a significant asset for manager Ange Postecoglou, and his return to full fitness could have implications for the team’s starting lineup.

Spurs’ current form, with 26 points from their first 10 Premier League games, highlights the team’s impressive start under Postecoglou. The manager has successfully implemented a high-intensity, attacking style of play that has revitalized the squad.

Eccleshare believes that once Bentancur comes back fully fit, Pape Matar Sarr’s playing time could see itself most affected. The Uruguayan made his return to football against Crystal Palace after an eight-month spell on the sidelines.

Rodrigo Bentancur could replace Pape Matar Sarr in the Spurs XI after injury return.
Rodrigo Bentancur could replace this top-class midfielder in the Spurs XI after injury return.

Here is what Eccleshare had to write in his exclusive for The Athletic [subscription required]:

“Once he is fully fit, I expect it will be Pape Matar Sarr’s minutes that are most affected. James Maddison and Yves Bissouma have unique skill sets and Bentancur will be better suited to Sarr’s role. Sarr will still get plenty of game time, but if everyone is fit and available — who knows how often that will be — a midfield three of Bissouma, Maddison and Bentancur would be my expectation.”

James Maddison and Yves Bissouma bring unique skill sets to the midfield, and Bentancur’s attributes align closely with Sarr’s role in the team. Sarr will still receive significant game time, but in the ideal scenario with everyone fit and available, a midfield trio of Bissouma, Maddison, and Bentancur is Eccleshare’s expectation.

Bentancur for Sarr?

The versatility of the squad allows for further flexibility. If the struggling Richarlison continues to face challenges, Maddison might see himself deployed further forward in certain matches. The abundance of options in the midfield and attack provides Postecoglou with the tools to adapt and tailor his team’s approach to different opponents and scenarios.

Tottenham’s season until now remains marked by promise and potential. The positive results and dynamic style of play suggest that the team is a strong contender for Premier League success.

Rodrigo Bentancur could replace Pape Matar Sarr in the Spurs XI after injury return.
Pape Matar Sarr of Tottenham Hotspur could see himself reduced to a bench option when Rodrigo Bentancur returns. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

With Bentancur’s eventual return to the lineup, the midfield stands set to become even more dynamic, offering the manager additional strategies to capitalise on the team’s strengths. The situation he finds himself in with Bentancur’s return is somewhat unfortunate for Sarr. The Senegalese international’s minutes may be affected as the team adjusts to accommodate the Uruguayan midfielder’s qualities.

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Despite the potential reduction in playing time, Sarr remains a crucial part of Tottenham’s plans. His contributions, both defensively and in transitioning the team from defence to attack, have been commendable. He has shown great promise and has a bright future ahead in a Tottenham shirt.

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