Tottenham Hotspur’s Rodrigo Bentancur played his first two games under Marcelo Bielsa for Uruguay in November and has been included in the squad for this international break.

At the weekend, the 26-year-old came off the bench in Uruguay’s 1-1 draw against the Basque national side.

After the tie, the Tottenham player had a chat with Polideportivo and ESPN have relayed his comments.

This is when the midfielder revealed that he’s been playing for Spurs with a ‘fractured toe’ for the past two to three weeks. He broke it during a training session prior to the north London club’s league win over Crystal Palace earlier this month.

“I broke it two or three weeks ago, but I’m still playing the same. I broke my phalanx. I had to stop for three or four weeks for it to knit up, and it was impossible. It was before the game against Crystal Palace in training, but here I go, recovering. Once I warm up, I forget,” he said.

Uruguay will face Ivory Coast next in a friendly tie and Bentancur has insisted La Celeste will continue to play Bielsa’s style of football.

The former Juventus man missed most of last year after being sidelined with a serious knee injury he suffered in February 2023. He regained full fitness towards the end of October, before suffering another injury in December.

Bentancur has been a regular under Ange Postecoglou this season, and Tottenham will need to manage this latest fitness situation carefully.

Of course, playing against the Basque team in that situation isn’t ideal.