Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Setback for Alderweireld Will Keep Spurs Waiting

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Setback for Alderweireld Will Keep Spurs Waiting

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Byline: Jonathan Hunn

TOTTENHAM expect Toby Alderweired to be sidelined for another five to six weeks but they are hopeful the centre-back will be available for their crunch run of fixtures from the end of January.

The Belgium international had another scan this week on the hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since the 3-1 Wembley win over Real Madrid on November 1 and the club now do not expect him to be fit until mid-January. Spurs had originally hoped Alderweireld would be back at the start of 2018.

Tottenham are scheduled to play consecutive Premier League matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, followed by the Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at the home of Italian champions Juventus in the space of two weeks from January 31, and they are confident Alderweireld will be available, barring any setbacks.

Last night, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said he was "confident" of reaching an agreement with Alderweireld over a new contract. …

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