Spurs fans here in the Tavern are hoping to receive positive news on the injury front, as casualties continue to appear in the Tottenham ranks.
Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino can thank main main Harry Kane once again for producing the goods in the Premier League, as the Englishman’s 88th-minute goal secured all three points in yesterday’s encounter. Although, there was some negative news that emerged after yesterday’s win, as injuries continue to take their toll on Spurs’ race for a top-four spot.
Jan Vertonghen received a heavy knock to his ankle in training ahead of yesterday’s game against Crystal Palace, but there remain questions about the seriousness of the injury. Indeed, fitness expert Ben Dinnery has revealed some troubling news for Tottenham fans on Twitter.
Spurs sweating on the fitness of Vertonghen. "He received a heavy knock on his ankle. We were training yesterday and we couldn't communicate because we were waiting to see whether it was possible to play him. He wasn't ready, now we need to see. We hope it's not a big deal" #COYS
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 25, 2018
Indeed, Jan Vertonghen has been a key figure in the Tottenham ranks so far this season, with his leadership qualities in the heart of the defence often proving crucial for the side. And, with the club hoping that the injury isn’t a big deal when it’s later revealed, our local residents are beginning to worry that they could be without their fan favourite for the rest of the season. But, with their all-important Champions League second-leg encounter against Juventus coming up in just over a week, losing the defensive ability of Vertonghen could be costly in this period.
This is a massive blow for Tottenham and their hopes of achieving a top-four place this season, with there being the possibility of an extended time without the defender. And, in one of the most crucial periods in the club’s season, going without the Belgian in their side could see their chances of silverware vanish.
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