Eden Hazard has told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad that the team will adapt in light of the news international teammate Jan Vertonghen is injured.
Vertonghen injured his ankle ligaments in training ahead of his country's Euro 2016 quarter final clash against Wales.
As well as being ruled out of the rest of the tournament, Vertonghen will miss the start of the Premier League season for Tottenham, facing six to eight weeks on the sidelines.
Belgium's Jan Vertonghen listens to questions during a news conference
Hazard, who plays his club football for Tottenham's rivals Chelsea, had this to say about Vertonghen's injury:
"We played a good tournament so far, but sometimes that happens: injuries in football.
"I have a good rapport with Jan, but that's part of football. We will have to adapt without him. "
Vertonghen had been playing at left-back, and was by far Belgium's most experienced option in the position.
Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen looks dejected
For a defence stripped also of Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Lombaerts through injury, losing Vertonghen ahead of a meeting with a Gareth Bale inspired Wales is a tough blow, no matter what Hazard says.
Vertonghen is expected to have fully recovered by November, which is noteworthy as it is when his Tottenham side will take on Hazard's Chelsea.
Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the fourth goal for Chelsea from the penalty spot
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