Alderweireld fears longer spell on the sidelines

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Toby Alderweireld has warned the club he could be out until next April and the Belgium defender said he has suffered watching Spurs’ struggles since his injury.

The article in today’s Sun reminds us how Centre-back Alderweireld damaged his hamstring in the 3-1 Champions League win over Real Madrid at Wembley on November 1st and that since then Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost at Arsenal and Leicester, and drawn with struggling West Brom and of course at Watford,to slump down the Premier League table.

Alderweireld, 28, said: “I suffered a serious muscle tear, and there is a major risk of me suffering a relapse, If the muscle tears completely then I will need an operation, and 14 weeks of recovery time.

Alderweireld added: “So we are trying to find the right way of working the muscle as much as possible.I will have a scan in two weeks’ time.  We will see how much it has recovered, and how far we can push it.

Alderweireld added that he has been a frustrated onlooker in the last few games. He added: “It hasn’t been fun for me having to watch from the sidelines while the team has struggled,It motivates me to come back quicker and stronger.  It is my aim to be fit again as soon as possible, but I have to take my time.”

The article adds how Alderweireld is set to face England at the World Cup finals after Belgium were drawn together wit the Three Lions in Group G.
He added: “We are going to the World Cup to win it.  You have to say that, even if we won’t do it just like that.The Belgian people expect great things from us, and it is great that we can state our ambitions despite being a small country.

He was however cautious about Belgium’s chances:”But we have to be realistic.  Countries much bigger than ours such as Brazil, France, Argentina, Germany and Spain have the same ambitions.”

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