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Alderweireld’s injury “not as bad as first feared” – Mourinho

Wed 25 November 2020 | 15:12

Alderweireld might still miss Spurs game against Liverpool next month, expected to be away up to a month for his injury.

Toby Alderweireld picked a groin injury in Spurs’ win over Manchester City on Saturday, which drew concerns on Mourinho about the outlook for the Belgium international.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Ludogorets, Mourinho revealed Alderweireld injury will keep him on the sidelines for two to four weeks:


He will have his time to be out but not like a month, which was immediately what we thought. I'd say between two and four weeks


This means he will be absent for Tottenham’s derbies against Chelsea and arsenal, as well as their meetings with Ludogorets and LASK.

If his injury period stretches to four weeks, he will also miss the Europa League game against Antwerp and league fixtures against Crystal Palace, Liverpool, and Leicester City.

 Alderweireld leads Tottenham in clearances with 29, according to Opta data, despite missing three of their nine Premier League games this season.

Asked about the possibility of returning of fans from December 2, Mourinho said: "

First of all we have to see what tier London is.


Looking at it from an economical point of view I don't think it's any good to clubs but for the fans, for their happiness and best of all it's probably the start of it and progressively we can go in the way of a situation closer to what we wanted."

Spurs are leading the Europa League Group J with two wins from their opening three games. They beat Ludogorets 3-1 in the reverse fixture.

source: SportMob