- Jan Vertonghen suffered an hamstring injury in Tottenham's win at Huddersfield last month
- The Belgian star will miss important matches for Spurs in the EPL and the Champions League
- The 31-year-old Vertonghen is a key squad member at Tottenham
Belgium and Tottenham ace Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out of action until December after suffering a hamstring injury last month.
According to a Daily Mirror, the latest development will see the Belgian defender miss out of Tottenham’s squad, in the remaining the UEFA Champions’ League group matches.
Vertonghen was initially ruled out for four to six weeks following the problem that saw him replaced at half-time during their victory over Huddersfield Town, but latest report suggests that Tottenham are now worried that Vertonghen could be sidelined for a longer period.
The 31-year-old Vertonghen was injured during last weekend’s Premier League 3-0 win at Huddersfield.
At the last count, the Belgium World Cup star will be out of Tottenham’s away trip to West Ham, Manchester City at Wembley and UEFA Champions League matches against Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan and Barcelona.
In addition, Vertonghen, will not be available for Belgium’s Red Devils in their forthcoming fixtures against Switzerland and Holland in November.
The big defender’s absence will be greatly missed in the heart of Tottenham’s defence.
Last season, Vertonghen emerged one of the top performers at the club, and emerged Tottenham’s Player of the Season.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported Premier League club Tottenham on Wednesday night, October 3, suffered another embarrassing defeat in the Champions League losing 2-4 at home against Spanish champions Barcelona.
After losing their first game in this season's Champions League campaign, the expectation of all Spurs' fans was for their players to impress them against Barcelona, but they disappointed.
It took Barcelona only 92 seconds to score their first goal through Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho who was superbly assisted by Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba.
Tottenham goalie Hugo Lloris would have himself to blame for conceding the first goal as he rushed off his line leaving heaps of space for Coutinho to score.
Coutinho then provided the assist that gave Barcelona their second goal at the Wembley stadium in the 28th minute through Croatia international Ivan Rakitic.
The first half however ended with the visitors leading at the Wembley stadium. Englishman Harry Kane pulled one goal back for Spurs in the 52nd minute after receiving an excellent pass from Eric Lamela in which Barcelona goalie Stegan had no answer for.
But Lionel Messi added more salt to the wound of the Spurs' fans when he netted the third goal for Barcelona in the 56th minute with Jordi Alba providing the assist.
Eric Lamela gave Tottenham fans some hope in the 66th minute when he scored the second goal thanks to a superb assist by Heung Son, but Barcelona held on to record an incredible 4-2 win as Messi scored his second goal at the death.
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