Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer looks dejected
Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer has taken to Twitter to tell fans he's glad to be back in pre-season training ahead of his second season with the club.
Austrian centre back Wimmer signed for Tottenham from Koln last summer, and whilst he arrived with a burgeoning reputation, he had to wait until January to make his Premier League debut.
Coming on as a replacement for the injured Jan Vertonghen against Crystal Palace, Wimmer was introduced to Premier League football - and Vertonghen's lengthy absence meant that Wimmer had to fill in for a further nine games, impressing alongside Toby Alderweireld in the process.
The 23-year-old had been seen as Tottenham's third-choice centre back ahead of the new Premier League season, but Wimmer may now be in line for more playing time following another injury to Vertonghen.
As reported by BBC Sport, Vertonghen has suffered an ankle injury and will miss the start of the Premier League season, and Wimmer - another left-footed, ball-playing centre back - is again in line to replace him when Spurs take on Everton on the opening day of the season.
Today, Wimmer took to Twitter to post a photo from pre-season training alongside manager Mauricio Pochettino, and admitted it's 'good to be back' after Spurs returned to training earlier this month.
Spurs fans then responded with messages of support for Wimmer, suggesting that with Vertonghen out, he can grasp his opportunity and make the starting spot his own having impressed last season - and with just over three weeks until the start of the campaign, Wimmer will be hoping to take his chance when it comes.
@kevinwimmer27 see you at Everton away ...make that starting place your own ...this is your chance!— (((nicola walters))) (@ilovemisssixty) July 19, 2016
@kevinwimmer27 chance to shine with Jan injured, you where class and unlucky to be left out last time, sure you can step up again— who's name (@MarkThomas2002) July 19, 2016
@kevinwimmer27 regular starting place for you, me old son. You were top man last year.— A Clockwork Sausage (@Steve_mr_tree) July 19, 2016
Do you think Wimmer will play a big role this season?