Jan Vertonghen was a notable absentee as Spurs began their 2014-15 league campaign with a win at West Ham on Saturday but the Belgian international hopes to be fit to face AEL Limassol in Thursday night’s Europa League tie.
“I hope so, I have had a couple of good sessions the past couple of weeks together with the other World Cup guys and I hope to be ready for Thursday,” Jan said.
“It is the manager’s choice, of course, but I hope I can play and that I am allowed to play.”
The defender also showed a glimpse of positivity ahead of the new season as he commented on Saturday’s victory.
“I was very happy the team and it was a shame I wasn’t there. I really wanted to be in the bundle with the team at the end,” he added.
“They did very well to win the game; West Ham away is a very difficult place to go especially with ten men for a long part of the game.”
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make plenty of changes for Thursday’s tie but will Vertonghen be involved?