Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has lamented the loss of Ben Davies after the defender suffered ankle ligament damage in last weekend’s win at West Ham.
The Welsh international is facing an extended period on the sidelines and could need surgery to repair the problem, having been substituted during the 3-2 win at the London Stadium.
Davies has started just four league fixtures this season following hernia surgery and Mourinho admits the loss of the 26-year-old is a blow.
However, the Spurs boss insists he is confident in the abilities of the likes of Danny Rose and Ryan Sessegnon to fill the club’s void at left-back.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash with Bournemouth, Mourinho said: “That’s a blow especially for a boy that was feeling my trust to start my first game.
“He was playing well, he was adapting to our way of playing.
“It is sad news for him but he will be back and we will survive without him.
“I trust the other people who can play in the same position, like Danny [Rose] did in the last match.”
The Portuguese tactician also compared former Fulham player Sessegnon to ex-Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole, and said he sees the youngster playing further up the wing.