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Vertonghen ruled out until December

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Tottenham Hotspur’s defensive problems are growing, with Jan Vertonghen reportedly expected to return to training in December after picking up a nasty looking injury.

The 31-year-old defender has suffered a hamstring injury against Huddersfield Town on 29 September and had to skip the Champions League encounter with Barcelona and the Premier League clash with Cardiff City.

Although it was expected the Belgium international to recover shortly after the international break, the things are not going in the right direction.

According to the British publication, Inside Football, Vertonghen could miss the Spurs’ Champions League return leg with Barcelona, as well as, Premier League matches against West Ham, Manchester City, and Chelsea.

The left-footed defender arrived at the White Hart Lane from Ajax back in 2012 and established himself as one of the best defenders in the English top flight since then.

With struggling Davinson Sanchez and out-of-favor Juan Foyth being the only alternatives, Mauricio Pochettino will have to come up with something special to replace his best centre-back.