Tottenham Hotspur have been in great form recently since the arrival of Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. London giants now sit at top of the English Premier League after gameweek 9.
However, they suffered a major blow as their key player injured in a 2-0 win against Manchester City Saturday evening. Toby Alderweireld, the Belgian centre-back, who had been instrumental for both club and the country, suffered a groin injury.
Alderweireld left Atletico Madrid in 2014 and after a loan spell at Southampton, he came to Tottenham. Since then, the 31-year-old central defender has managed to score seven goals from 155 matches.
He started again for the Manchester City clash at home and produced a stellar performance to keep a clean sheet. But suffered a groin injury just 9 minutes before the final whistle.
Toby Alderweireld sidelined for long time?
The current status and timeline of Alderweireld’s injury is not clear yet but reported he will be sidelined for a long time. Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho spoke about Alderweireld injury via Sky Sports as,
“I would say so. I just feel sorry for Toby. He did a fantastic performance, he has an important injury. It’s the injury of fatigue.
He is playing so well so we decided not to rest him of course. There is nobody to blame, just to recover as soon as possible.”– Jose Mourinho
Tottenham Hotspur play Ludogorets at home in the next fixture of their Europa League campaign and then travels to Chelsea for their next league fixture
It is unsure whether Alderweireld would play or not in the London Derby against Chelsea. Next, they face LASK in the Europa League and host Arsenal in another North-London derby.
Welsh centre-back Joe Rodon replaced Alderweireld, who made his first appearance and will be keen on his full debut against Chelsea. Jose had a word about Rodon too,
“It’s the injury that happens. But it was an opportunity for Rodon to come into a game of this dimension and difficulty.”– Jose Mourinho
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