Jan Vertonghen comments on Tottenham's injury problems

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham can cope with their injury woes.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has told Sky Sports that he believes Spurs have a big enough to squad to cope with a host of injuries.

With just one defeat in the Premier League so far this season - on the opening day against Manchester United - it has been a positive start to the campaign for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

However, one major issue is starting to cause problems for manager Pochettino, and that's that they have a number of injuries amongst the current squad.

With six injuries in their squad, Tottenham have the third-most absentees in the Premier League, with only Newcastle and Liverpool having more players ruled out of action.

The worst part about these injury problems is that they have come up in the same positions. Three central midfielders - Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Tom Carroll - have been ruled out of late, whilst Nacer Chadli has now joined fellow wingers Son Heung-min and Alex Pritchard on the treatment table.

With a lack of attacking options already, the injuries have dealt a huge blow to Pochettino, especially with a Europa League game against Anderlecht on the horizon before a trip to Bournemouth this weekend.

Yet, despite all those injuries, defender Jan Vertonghen has told Sky Sports that he believes Tottenham have enough in their squad to cope not only with the injuries, but also with the physical demands of playing in multiple competitions.

"Once you're in the flow it's just nice to keep playing the games," said Vertonghen. "You get a rest in between. We have a big squad, we have enough players who can play. We have a couple of injuries now but I think our squad is big enough to face the games."

"It's been very busy the last couple of weeks, but that's what we want. We just want games to stay in the flow we are in now. I think we are doing very well and we want to keep it up in Europe and the Premier League. Hopefully we can win both games this week," he added.

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