Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly confident that defender Jan Vertonghen will be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool, according to a report published by The Guardian. 

The Belgian sustained an ankle injury while playing against Ajax Amsterdam during the second leg of the Champions League semi-final and he was seen leaving the Amsterdam Arena with crutches.

It has been suggested that Vertonghen was injured while Tottenham were celebrating their third goal, which was scored by Lucas Moura.

This prompted speculation that the Spurs star would miss the Champions League final which takes place on Saturday, June 1.

Vertonghen played no part in Tottenham’s final game of the Premier League season, which was a 2-2 draw against Everton.

The result meant that Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side have qualified for next season’s Champions League and finished in the top four for a fourth consecutive season.

It will be a major boost for Tottenhamif they can have Vertonghen fit for the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Pochettino’s team are likely to not have their best attack for the crucial game due to injury concerns so they need their defence to be on top form to contain the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Tottenham star Vertonghen is easily one of the best defenders in England. He played 22 Premier League games this season, recording one goal.

His experience and world-class defending abilities could be crucial for Spurs if they are to win the Champions League and finally bring an end to their 11-year trophy drought.


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