Tottenham star called up by Netherlands for Three Lions clash

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Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm has been called up to replace injured stopper Jasper Cillessen.

Tottenham Hotspur have lost yet another player to international duty this week after the Dutch FA confirmed on Sunday that they have called up goalkeeper Michel Vorm to replace the injured Jasper Cillessen.

Cillessen suffered a broken nose when he collided with teammate Klaas-Jane Huntelaar in a training session this weekend, and has had to withdraw from Danny Blind's squad for the clash with England at Wembley on Tuesday.

In place of the Ajax goalkeeper, Blind has called upon Spurs' back-up stopper Vorm to bolster his goalkeeping options for the trip to London in midweek.

Former Swansea City stopper Vorm has played just 21 times since leaving the Liberty Stadium for White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014, and has featured in only seven matches this season as the good form of Lloris has restricted him almost entirely to minutes in cup fixtures.

Despite his relative lack of action, the news will perhaps come as a slight blow to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who suggested last week that international call-ups could serve as something of a hindrance to clubs.

Pochettino has already seen players such as England quintet Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, and Eric Dier; France number one Lloris; and Belgian trio Toby Alderweireld, Nacer Chadli, and Mousa Dembele depart to feature for their countries this week.

The Argentine manager will be praying that all of his stars come through the action unscathed as Spurs look to overcome a five-point deficit to pip Leicester City to the Premier League title in the remaining weeks of the season.

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