Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld admits Jan Vertonghen is devastated

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...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has been sidelined with injury.

Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld has told Sky Sports that his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Jan Vertonghen is devastated after injury.

Vertonghen has picked up a hamstring problem, which has forced him to sit out of Tottenham’s matches of late.

Vertonghen will also be unable to represent Belgium over the current international break.

 

And Alderweireld admits that his compatriot is gutted about being sidelined.

He said: "He is devastated he can't play but will try to come back as quickly as possible.

“If you're injured it's always mentally hard. He will get through this and become stronger.”

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...

Alderweireld has been paired with Davinson Sanchez in the heart of Tottenham’s defence, in Vertonghen’s absence.

The pair helped Spurs keep a clean sheet in their final match before the international break, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side picked up a 1-0 win over Cardiff City.

Tottenham return to action in two weekends’ time, when they take on West Ham United at the London Stadium.

Spurs are currently just two points off the top of the Premier League table, despite arguably not being at their best for much of the campaign to date. 

Toby Alderweireld of Spurs and Lionel Messi of Barcelona during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3,...

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