The Belgian defender seemed nauseated and appeared to be at the verge of collapsing as he left the motion in being concerned scenes on the new White Hart Lane.
Vertonghen and Alderweireld each challenged for a pass with Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana throughout the first-half and Vertonghen’s nostril smashed into the again of his team-mate’s head.
The centre-back’s face was once bloody however he didn’t seem to be knocked out – and Tottenham medics deemed him are compatible to play on after a number of mins of remedy.
Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz was once reluctant to let the defender go back to the motion, and after a couple of transient moments, it was once transparent Vertonghen was once in no are compatible state to hold on.
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The 32-year-old briefly signalled to the bench that he wanted to get replaced and Moussa Sissoko was once introduced on.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and participants of his training personnel grabbed hang of Vertonghen as his legs gave the impression to give manner, with the Belgian in the end hauled down the tunnel.
Questions shall be requested of Spurs’ clinical crew when they allowed Vertonghen to go back to the sector underneath the sort of critical chance of concussion.
That soured Spurs’ night time even additional as they went down 1-Zero to Donny Van De Beek’s 15th-minute objective, leaving them with all of it to do subsequent week in Amsterdam.