Key Tottenham Defender Ruled Out Till After Christmas

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.