Tottenham defender declares himself fit for the Champions League final

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed one of the best nights in the club’s history in Amsterdam against Ajax earlier this month.

Spurs managed to overturn a 3-0 aggregate deficit at half-time, courtesy of three second-half Lucas Moura strikes, including a 96th-minute winner.

However, it was bad news immediately after the game for Jan Vertonghen, as the player failed to return to the pitch for the post-match celebrations.

Vertonghen was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches and in a protective boot, putting his availability for the final into question (Telegraph).

However, the defender returned to training earlier this week, along with Harry Kane and Davinson Sanchez (Daily Mail), and Vertonghen has now declared himself fit for Madrid.

This comes as a welcome boost for Mauricio Pochettino, as Vertonghen has been one of the players of the season for Spurs in the competition.

Vertonghen told VTM Nieuws that he has a history of ankle injuries, but knew it wasn’t a serious one just half an hour after the Ajax match.

He said: “I have fully trained with the squad last week. I feel good – super good. I have a history of ankle injuries, but I was only worried for half an hour – just after the Ajax game.”

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  1. Jantjie is one of the players we can rely on. If he says he is fit to start he is fit to start. This is welcome news to any Tottenham supporter. He is one of the captains and organise our defence like the master he is. Thank you Jantjie you are simply the BEST.


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