Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is not yet sure whether Jan Vertonghen will be deemed fit to face AFC Bournemouth this weekend.

The Mail Online write that Vertonghen was forced off with a concussion injury during Tottenham’s 1-0 Champions League semi-final defeat to Ajax on Tuesday night.

The 32-year-old has made 22 Premier League appearances for the club this season, with Pochettino often rotating between the Belgian, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth.

Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport

He picked up the injury by colliding with defensive partner Toby Alderweireld and was initially cleared to continue, before looking physically unstable on his feet and having to come off.

The centre-back went to see a specialist today, and Pochettino revealed Spurs medical staff will review his report before making a final decision on his availability.

It would be a significant blow should he not be ready for action, with Spurs travelling to Bournemouth this Saturday before the second leg with Ajax next Wednesday.

On his player, the Spurs boss said:

Today was his appointment with the specialist and we still haven’t seen the report. After the game was good, he was more relaxed and felt better. Now we need to see the report from the specialist. We don’t know (if he can face Bournemouth), we need to wait. That is going to be a decision from the medical staff. We cannot guess now. We hope it is not a big issue and he is available soon.

With two league matches to go Spurs currently sit third in the table, two points ahead of Chelsea in fourth.

Who would you like to replace Vertonghen this weekend should he be unavailable?

Davinson Sanchez

Juan Foyth