Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is expected to be out of action till after Christmas due to the hamstring injury he sustained earlier this month.
The 28-year old got the injury during his side’s 3-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on November 1.
On the injury timeline for the Belgian, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “Maybe after the Christmas period is the expectation. He is a little bit sad.”
The former Southampton and Atletico Madrid defender will now miss at least 11 games in all competitions including Tottenham’s Boxing Day league fixture.
It’s a personal blow for Toby, who had featured in all of Tottenham’s Premier League and Champions League matches this season before limping off against Madrid.