Matthijs de Ligt can make his long-awaited return for Juventus in the home game against Cagliari in the Serie A on Saturday. The defender has fully recovered from a shoulder injury.
Bergwijn available again for Tottenham
“Matthijs has been training with us for a while now. His shoulder has responded well to the treatments of the orthopedist and he is ready to play”, trainer Andrea Pirlo announced on Friday at his press conference.
De Ligt had surgery on his shoulder in August. He had been struggling with joint complaints for several months. His shoulder dislocated several times, but thanks to a special brace he was able to finish the season.
The former Ajax player seemed to be able to return to the match selection last month, but after a visit to the orthopedist, he was advised to convalesce a little longer. He can finally make his first minutes of this season against Cagliari.
Steven Bergwijn can play again for Tottenham Hotspur in the home game with Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. The attacker has been relieved of the complaints that prevented him from playing with the Dutch national team in the last international period.
“Steven has been here for two weeks and that gave him time to recover. He is now ready for tomorrow’s game,” said manager José Mourinho at his press conference.
Bergwijn was examined on Monday on arrival in Zeist by the medical staff of Orange and it turned out that he was not fit enough for the meetings with Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland. He therefore immediately returned to London.