Tottenham boost as Jan Vertonghen says he’s fully fit

The Belgian defender had a slight groin ailment but is ready to face West Ham.

Tottenham have been handed an injury boost ahead of Sunday’s clash with West Ham, as Jan Vertonghen is quoted by the London Evening Standard as stating that he has no fitness concerns.

The Belgium international has been in fine form this term alongside compatriot Toby Alderweireld in the White Hart Lane rearguard, playing a major role in an exciting start to the campaign for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Although the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have been stealing the headlines, Spurs have looked like much more of a stubborn side in their own third also.

The North London side have struggled for a solid central defensive partnership over recent years, but the arrival of Alderweireld to sure things up has worked well.

Vertonghen has revealed that he was carrying a slight injury against Arsenal in his last outing for Spurs, but would be ready to face the Hammers at the weekend.

“I had a groin problem after the match against Arsenal because we had played three games in seven days,” the London Evening Standard quote the former Ajax man as saying.

“But against Italy I had no problems, so I suppose it will work out well. I have played in nearly all club and international games this season up to this point.”

Vertonghen and Alderweireld played together at Ajax as centre-halves and the pair clearly have a real understanding at Spurs.

Pochettino’s men will look to get one over bogey team West Ham on Sunday, with the home side’s defence set to have their hands full against Andy Carroll.

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