Tottenham had a few walking wounded after the dramatic win in Amsterdam on Wednesday, including defender Jan Vertonghen.
The former Ajax man put in yet another solid display at the back for Spurs, which has become the norm in the last few years.
The 32-year-old played the entire 90 minutes and expended a lot of effort in the second half, playing really high up the pitch as Spurs went chasing a winner late in the game.
After the match, the Belgian was seen leaving the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot. There were worries among some Spurs fans about his availability for the all-important final on the 1st of June, with Harry Kane and Harry Winks already being questionable for the game.
Vertonghen has now admitted that his ankle is swollen and that he got through the second half purely on adrenaline.
The Belgian told Dutch TV show Van Gils and Gasten, “My ankle is swollen. I played the second half on adrenaline. I couldn’t put weight on my foot after the game.
“The first tests were positive, but I will know soon if I‘ll make the final. I’m hopeful.”
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Jan Vertonghen is an extremely important part of Mauricio Pochettino’s set up and his brilliant partnership with Toby Alderweireld is one of the main reasons Spurs have been able to get into the finals of the competition.
If Liverpool have the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino back in time for the final, Spurs will need Vertonghen’s experience at the back to give themselves a decent chance of overcoming Liverpool.
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