Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld could be facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected hamstring injury during Wednesday night’s Champions League action.
It was a memorable night for the North London outfit as they outsmarted Real Madrid to earn a 3-1 triumph over Real Madrid at Wembley.
Dele Alli, who was ineligible to play in the first three group games due to a UEFA ban, was the hero as he scored twice to put Spurs in control.
Christian Eriksen wrapped up the win with a goal of his own, while Cristiano Ronaldo nabbed one as a consolation for Madrid.
There were smiles all round the Tottenham bench, but there was also a tinge of disappointment due to Alderweireld’s injury.
The Belgium international pulled up in the 24th minute following a quick sprint and was replaced with Moussa Sissoko.
The exact length of the defender’s absence is unknown, but the 28-year-old tried to stay positive when he took to Twitter after the match.
— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) November 1, 2017
As expected, Tottenham fans were quick to respond.
Get well soon, Toby. Going to miss you for the next few weeks or so. Wish you the swiftest of recoveries!
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) November 1, 2017
Toby. Mate. You could play with one leg and you’d still be the best centre-back in the league. Get well soon. #THFC
— Lou Thomas (@London_Lou) November 1, 2017
Gutted when I saw you go to ground clutching your hamstring…rest up and work hard! #COYS
— Heather Jordan (@HeatherJordan3) November 1, 2017
Take my hamstring
— Zac Zenonos (@zaczenonos95) November 1, 2017
Top man! Everyone at Spurs Loves you – Please sign for life!!!
— To Dare Is To Do (@2_Dare_Is_To_Do) November 1, 2017
Have a nice rest and Get well soon Toby 💙 #COYS
— Spurs Thailand (@SpursThailand) November 1, 2017
Hope it's not too bad, Toby. Legend.
— Paul Cox (@1968coxy) November 1, 2017
No one doubts that for a minute !!!#GonnaBeMissed
— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) November 1, 2017
Speedy recovery legend!!!
— George Georgiou THFC (@hazzastalavista) November 2, 2017
Don't rush back…get better properly…we've got this 😉
— Peter Willis (@peter_pdm) November 2, 2017