Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Spurs' update on Jan Vertonghen

A dejected Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham at full time during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur at San Siro Stadium on September...

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Jan Vertonghen will be out until December, and the Spurs fans are hugely disappointed.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen celebrates Tottenhams second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at the American Express Community...

A number of Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment and frustration after Tottenham confirmed on their official website that Jan Vertonghen is not expected to return to full training until December.

Vertonghen has been out since September when he sustained a hamstring injury in Spurs' victory over Huddersfield. There have been reports that he was expected to be out for a lengthy period, and now the club have sought to provide some clarity on the situation.

 

According to the club's official website, the Belgian has responded well in the early stages of his rehabilitation, but it is still expected that he will only return to full training shortly before the turn of the year.

The news is a big blow for Mauricio Pochettino. Vertonghen is seemingly going to be missing for the rest of Spurs' Champions League group-stage campaign, while he will miss at least 17 games if he does not make his return until the new year.

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur at San Siro Stadium on September 18, 2018...

Spurs have kept clean sheets in their last two Premier League games, but it is still a big loss not to have Vertonghen available for a lengthy period given the quality and leadership that he brings to defensive unit.

Unsurprisingly, the news has gone down extremely poorly amongst the Spurs fans. Some are worried that the statement hints that Vertonghen will not feature again in 2018, while others have expressed their frustration at the lengthy injury list that Tottenham have already had to contend with this season.

A dejected Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham at full time during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur at San Siro Stadium on September...

Here is the best of the reaction to Spurs' update on Vertonghen...

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