Jose Mourinho is anxious Toby Alderweireld will probably be out long-term with an obvious groin harm sustained in Tottenham’s win over Manchester City.
The Belgium centre-back was compelled off in direction of the top of Spurs’ 2-0 win which despatched them high of the Premier League, and changed by summer season signing Joe Rodon; his residence debut.
Alderweireld was holding his groin as he hobbled off and, at full-time, when requested if the knock was a possible long-term harm, Mourinho replied: “I’d say so.
“I simply really feel sorry for Toby. He did a implausible efficiency, he has an necessary harm. It’s the harm of fatigue. It’s the harm that occurs
“But it was a possibility for (Joe) Rodon to come back right into a recreation of this dimension and problem. So, let’s go. Thursday we now have one other one.”
Alderweireld had turned in an outstanding defensive efficiency, as objectives from Heung-Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso gave Spurs their second successive residence win over Pep Guardiola’s facet.
Alderweireld performed two full video games for Belgium through the worldwide break, together with the win over England.