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Tottenham boss Pochettino says Vertonghen will face Ajax

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Jan Vertonghen will face Ajax.

Ahead of their Champions League semifinal second-leg, the manager confirmed Vertonghen was fit. Spurs trail 1-0 on aggregate.

Vertonghen has travelled to Amsterdam and is set to start the game with a mask on his face after injuring his nose and having to be helped from the pitch after a sickening blow to his head in the first leg.

Pochettino said: “He didn't suffer more than a cut on his nose. It was no more than that. A lot of players keep on playing in the same situation. It wasn't a big issue and it's not a big issue if he's fit and we give him the opportunity to play.

“It's not a problem. I think he will need a mask but it's not a big issue."

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