Jose Mourinho does not expect Steven Bergwijn to play for Tottenham again this season, but he still believes his side can recover their Champions League tie against RB Leipzig.

Spurs revealed on Monday that Bergwijn had suffered a "significant" sprain to his left knee during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Burnley.

The injury further limits Tottenham's attacking options, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min already out until the closing weeks of the campaign.

Left-back Ben Davies will not be available against Leipzig either, with Mourinho's men trailling 1-0 after the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The head coach still has hope heading to Red Bull Arena, however.

Reflecting on Spurs' latest injury misfortune at his pre-match media conference, Mourinho said: "I can believe it.

"Ben [will be] one week, two weeks. With Steven, I don't expect him to play again this season.

"We're used to it. I'd say we were psychologically more down with the other injuries, because when you've got four or five injuries, what's six or seven?

"We are losing 1-0 at half-time. We were losing 1-0 at half-time two days ago [against Burnley]. It's something that's happened to us a few times this season.

"You ask me how can you score two goals without Kane, Son or Bergwijn, but there are many ways to score goals.

"A Leipzig player could even do what Antonio Rudiger did and score for us [an own goal in Chelsea's 2-1 win]."

Defeat would end Tottenham's hopes of silverware for another season, having exited the FA Cup last week, but Mourinho is confident he will deliver success during his tenure.

"I believe that Tottenham is not going to be my only club without silverware," he said. "I won at every club and I believe I'm going to do it at Tottenham."

Dele Alli acknowledged the blow of losing Bergwijn, but he is adamant Spurs cannot feel sorry for themselves.

"I think obviously firstly it's difficult to see Steve get injured, a new guy and a top guy," said the England international.

"I've shown that I like scoring goals, although it's probably not my most natural position. But we can't just get our violins out. We need to step up."

Jose Mourinho said it would be like having "two new players" as he confirmed Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies should be back in action for Tottenham by the end of January.

Spurs are going through a difficult period, having won only once in their past five matches and lost key players Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko to serious injuries.

But head coach Mourinho is expecting to have first-choice goalkeeper Lloris and left-back Davies on the pitch by the end of January.

Lloris suffered an elbow injury at the start of October, meaning Paolo Gazzaniga has had to deputise, while Davies has been missing since sustaining ankle ligament damage in Mourinho's first match at the helm on November 23.

"The good news is that before the end of the month we have two new players, Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies. This is good news," Mourinho said in Friday's news conference ahead of facing Liverpool.

"Lloris never played a game for me, Ben played one, and very, very well in a system we were trying to develop, which was only possible with him because he's the one left-back that can play in that inside position, as Danny Rose is a pure left-back, Jan Vertonghen is not a left-back and Ryan Sessegnon is learning how to be a left-back.

"So, Ben is very important for our project. So, it's good news.

"[Lloris' return] is very important. He's the captain with Harry. We lose one, it's nice to recover the other.

"The experience, the way he plays, speaking - it's very important for a goalkeeper to play and speak at the same time.

"We have a goalkeeper that's doing his best and we have confidence in him. For Hugo to be back after such an important injury is good and it opens space in the medical department.

"Some people are leaving the medical room, some people are coming in. Is there an area in the medical department with a plate saying Hugo Lloris? Because he's there every day for the past three months."

Jose Mourinho has been impressed by Dele Alli in his first two matches as Tottenham head coach but wants to see the midfielder find "a certain base" of consistency.

Alli had struggled under Mauricio Pochettino this season, yet he has starred in wins against West Ham and Olympiacos since Mourinho replaced the sacked Argentine.

Mourinho says he has not made any drastic changes to bring the best out of the 23-year-old and wants the England international to maintain the standards he has set.

"I think you have to speak with [Alli] because it was him not me [who changed the performances]," Mourinho said at a news conference. "I don't play, I don't fight, I don't run.

"He is doing everything by himself. We just try to give him the right conditions to feel well to do that. I have to say, two fantastic performances.

"He will not be the man of the match every game. He will have some matches where he will not play as well as he did in these two.

"He has to keep a certain base, a certain platform of performance where he is never going below that, so let's keep that base as the objective.

"He is a fantastic player, young, with all the conditions to develop, so I think he has a bright future and we just want to help him to reach his levels and maintain these levels."

Spurs were dealt a blow this week as it was confirmed left-back Ben Davies suffered ankle ligament damage against West Ham.

But Mourinho insists Davies' absence will not force him to backtrack on earlier comments suggesting he would not rush into the transfer market in January.

"No, we have a good squad," he said. "We have options - Danny Rose is the natural left-back, Jan Vertonghen can do it, he did it already for the club and for the national team.

"In extra emergency, I think even [Serge] Aurier could give us a hand playing there, and we have options at right back. So with one or two injuries, the squad is fine.

"[Davies] will be back and we will survive without him. I trust the other people that can play in the same position, like Danny did in the last match.

"On top of that, I couldn't be at the game but I watched on video our youth team playing in the Champions League, and we also have [Dennis] Cirkin.

"Okay, he's 17, but he's a kid with a lot of quality, and I look forward to bringing him to train with us and to help his development."

Tottenham full-back Ben Davies is set for a prolonged spell out after the Premier League club confirmed he had sustained ligament damage to his left ankle.

Wales international Davies, 26, suffered the injury in head coach Jose Mourinho's first game on Saturday and was withdrawn 15 minutes from time, shortly after West Ham scored their first goal in Spurs' 3-2 win.

Davies did not feature when Mourinho's men came from behind to beat Olympiacos 4-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday and he was spotted on crutches and with his foot in a boot coming through the mixed zone after the game.

The left-back told reporters: "It doesn't look good. It will be a while."

Tottenham have now confirmed the extent of the damage, saying Davies will be assessed further before deciding whether he needs surgery.

A club statement said: "Following ongoing examination and assessment over the past few days, we can confirm that Ben Davies sustained ligament damage to his left ankle during Saturday's win against West Ham United.

"Assessment continues to determine whether surgery is required, with the Wales international defender expected to undergo an extended period of rehabilitation."

Davies has made nine appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Tottenham defender Ben Davies described the Premier League club's decision to sack manager Mauricio Pochettino as a "big shock".

Pochettino was sacked by Spurs on Tuesday after five and a half years at the helm, departing following a poor start to the 2019-20 season.

Champions League runners-up in June, Tottenham have won just three of their opening 12 Premier League games and are 14th in the table.

Davies, who has made just five league appearances for Spurs this season, said he was surprised.

"I didn't really know about it until after the game," he said after Wales' win over Hungary secured their spot at Euro 2020 on Tuesday.

"But it was a big shock. He's been amazing to work with for the last five years and it's a shame to see him go."

Davies played 90 minutes during Wales' victory against Hungary as they progressed from Group E.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are reportedly set to appoint Jose Mourinho as manager ahead of visiting West Ham on Saturday.

Tottenham's Ben Davies says his team-mates would put rivalries aside to help Arsenal's Granit Xhaka after the Gunners' captain's issues with the club's supporters.

Xhaka did not feature for Arsenal against Wolves on Saturday, with Unai Emery choosing to leave the Switzerland international out after a confrontation with fans during the home draw with Crystal Palace last Sunday.

The midfielder was booed by sections of Arsenal's support as he was substituted, cupping his ears and apparently swearing to the fans as he went off before removing his shirt and walking straight down the tunnel.

In a statement released on Arsenal's official Twitter account, Xhaka explained his actions were the consequence of abuse aimed at him at matches and on social media, including death threats to his family.

He was also reportedly visited by some Arsenal team-mates after the Palace draw, who tried to console him, while Emery described his mood this week as "upset, devastated and very sad".

Davies, who is likely to start for Spurs against Everton on Sunday due to Danny Rose's suspension, expressed his sympathy for Xhaka's situation and revealed he has previously consulted a psychologist over the pressure of playing at the highest level for club and country.

"I spoke to a ­psychologist we had at Wales and he said that footballers are really in a ­melting pot of anxiety when ­their performance is critiqued by ­millions of people every game," Davies said, as quoted by The Mirror.

"It's not like if you work in a shop that your performance will get judged by millions. It's a stressful environment. I get it if players get down and if players have evenings when they are ­struggling.

"That is normal and it's something that needs to be spoken about more. All you can do if it's your team-mate is try to help.

"Across football, nobody wants to see players getting booed. I can understand if these things happen, it’s part and parcel of the game.

"But as far as someone like Xhaka is concerned, when you read he is struggling or maybe needed counselling, nobody wants to see that. Rivalries aside, if we could help him out, we would."

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