Despite Vicario’s heroic performance against Chelsea, Pochettino’s team beat the 9 men Spurs 4-1, ending their unbeaten run.
But the biggest negative from the game for Ange was the injuries to two of Tottenham’s best players – James Maddison and Micky van de Ven.
Both of them have been two of the best players for Spurs and have made immediate impact.
The Dutch defender has formed a formidable partnership with Cristian Romero in the defence and his recovery will be vital to Postecoglou’s high line at the heart of his system
Ange said about his injury (via Evening Standard):
“It’s too early but looking at Micky you’re thinking it’s a pretty significant one so you’d assume he’ll be out for a little while.”
PA Sports reporter George Sessions earlier revealed that Van de Ven was seen limping through on crutches last night and could be out for the foreseeable future.
He shared the update on X:
No surprise but Micky van de Ven limps through the mixed zone on crutches. The loss of VDV for the foreseeable future coupled with Romero’s incoming three-match ban a lasting blow from tonight
Meanwhile, Ange sounded more positive about James Maddison’s injury suggesting that it was a knock to the ankle and that he was taken off as a precaution more than anything.
“He got a knock on the ankle. We were down one man already. It made sense to make a couple of changes at that point.”
To make things worse for Tottenham, Richarlison has revealed that he has been suffering from health issues and will need to undergo a surgery on his pubis which will keep him our for a substantial time as well.