‘We cannot guess now’: Tottenham await Jan Vertonghen update before decision on whether he can face Bournemouth in Premier League clash
- Tottenham were beaten by Ajax in their Champions League semi-final first leg
- Jan Vertonghen suffered a worrying head injury and was forced off in first half
- Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are waiting to find out if Vertonghen can play
- Spurs face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime
Tottenham are waiting for an update on Jan Vertonghen before deciding if the centre back can face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.
Vertonghen saw a neurologist on Thursday after suffering a worrying head injury during Tottenham’s Champions League defeat by Ajax.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘Today was his appointment with the specialist and we still haven’t seen the report.
Jan Vertonghen suffered a sickening head injury against Ajax and may miss Bournemouth
Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are waiting for a medical report before making their decision
‘After the game was good, he was more relaxed and felt better. Now we need to see the report from the specialist.
‘We don’t know (if he can face Bournemouth), we need to wait. That is going to be a decision from the medical staff. We cannot guess now.
‘We hope it is not a big issue and he is available soon.’
Pochettino is busy preparing his squad for a league clash with Bournemouth this weekend
Tottenham lost 1-0 at home to Ajax on Tuesday, but attention now turns to the weekend and a return to Premier League football.
Spurs currently sit third, four points clear of Arsenal in fifth, and in a good position to secure themselves Champions League football again next season.
Vertonghen, though, is a big part of Pochettino’s back-line and he will be desperate to have him back for the final two league games of the season, as well as a huge trip to Amsterdam next Wednesday.