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Tottenham boss Mourinho admits having to overplay Bergwijn

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits he's having to overplay Steven Bergwijn.

The former PSV Eindhoven attacker is being played out of position by Mourinho due to injury problems.

And after their draw with Burnley, Mourinho conceded he's risking Bergwijn's fitness: "The original plan was to let Bergwijn play for 55 to 60 minutes and then replace him with Lucas Moura.

"The fit players would then remain standing for 90 minutes. However, I had to change the plan."

Indeed, Bergwijn completed another full 90 and Mourinho admits he pulled up short at the end.

"Steven had to play ninety minutes and now he is injured. We have to wait and see how serious the injury is," said the manager, without being specific.

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