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Tottenham could struggle with Jan Vertonghen reportedly out until November

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Tottenham could struggle with Jan Vertonghen reportedly out until November

Tottenham have reportedly been dealt the hammer blow that defender Jan Vertonghen may be out of action until November.

According to Belgian publication HLN, the 31-year-old centre-back is not due to return to action from a hamstring injury until next month.

The Belgium international is a vital part of the Spurs backline and his absence for upcoming fixtures would be a major setback.

The North London club host Cardiff City at the weekend in the Premier League, before a trip to West Ham after the international break.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side then face PSV Eindhoven away in the Champions League group stages and also have a home clash with Manchester City in the league before the end of September.

 

Vertonghen’s absence for such key fixtures will be a concern for Spurs, as he’s been a key member at the heart of the defence in recent years.

It could be left to Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez to make up the centre-back pairing, as Spurs try to keep the pace with the leaders of the Premier League.

Meanwhile, they have lost their opening two Champions League matches and face a tough battle to progress from their group.

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