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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino announced that defender Toby Alderweireld will be out until February 2018 with a hamstring injury.
Going back, the Belgian international injured his hamstring in a 3-1 victory against Real Madrid last November 1.
“We cannot change the reality, the reality is that he is injured and cannot play until February. I think with him or without him we win and we lose. Of course the manager always wants all the players to be fit to play like (Victor) Wanyama, Danny Rose or (Erik) Lamela before. Always you are going to miss the players that are not fit but that is normal. But for me football is about the team, it is not about individual players. Of course some players have more influence on the team but I think we have a good enough squad and players that can play, and win or lose it’s about the quality of performance if we miss one or another player.” Pochettino stated
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss had some good news for the fans by saying that Alderweireld would stay at the club for the long run.
The 28-year-old defender has two years left on his contract that will expire on 2019.
“Of course it is his decision, it’s our decision, he still has two years on his contract, and we are looking forward to him playing and to him staying here.” Pochettino added