Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly confident that defender Jan Vertonghen will be fit for their upcoming Champions League final against Liverpool. There were fears that the Belgian would not play against the Reds. He reportedly suffered an injury while celebrating Tottenham’s third goal during their remarkable Champions League semi-final second leg victory against Ajax Amsterdam last week and this required him to leave the Amsterdam Arena on crutches.
The 32-year-old played no part during Spurs 2-2 draw with Everton in the Premier League last weekend. The result means that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have finished in the top four for a fourth consecutive season and they will play in next seasons Champions League even if they lose the final of Europe’s Premier Club competition this season against the Reds.
After the game against the Toffees, Pochettino was asked about whether Vertonghen would be fit for the Champions League final. The Argentine was non-committal and said:
“Today he was very down, which is normal,” the manager said. “It’s the last league game of the season but there’s a lot of time for him to come back. I hope to have all the squad available but if someone is not available then it’s about the team.”