Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen looks set to miss up to two months of action with a knee ligament injury, potentially including our trip to White Hart Lane in March, as reported by The Guardian.
As much as we hate to admit it, Tottenham have looked solid this season, and are currently just two points behind us in fourth place. One of the main reasons for their success has been their defensive stability, which may well take a hit while Vertonghen is out injured.
They’ve annoyingly looked superb at the back with a Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen partnership, and have consequently conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League this season. Whenever the partnership has been broken up they’ve looked far more exposed though, and that will hopefully be the case over the next few weeks.
Their options at the back are fairly limited, with 23-year-old Kevin Wimmer seemingly the most likely to take Vertonghen’s place. They could also drop Eric Dier back into defence from midfield, although he’s been excelling in his role further forward this season. The only other options would be promotion from the youth levels or entering the transfer market, and with just a few days left before the window slams shut, that seems unlikely.
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Whether or not he’s out until our game on March 5th remains to be seen, but hopefully Tottenham will be a far weaker side without him for the duration of his injury.