Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou confirms Micky van de Ven will be out of action until New Year due to hamstring injury

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Micky van de Ven will be absent until New Year due to a hamstring injury. The Dutchman limped off in discomfort before half-time during Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea. James Maddison has also been ruled out of action for the rest of the year due to an ankle problem which has since seen him ruled out of the England squad.

Speaking in his press conference on Friday, Postecoglou said ‘Micky has a hamstring injury which we knew was fairly significant, a couple of months for him. Madders is a lot worse than we thought. The next day it wasn’t great, we sent him off for a scan, and probably we’re looking into the New Year.’ 

Micky van de Ven joined Tottenham from Wolfsburg in the summer, in a deal worth around £43m. The 22-year-old’s former club, FC Volendam, received a significant amount of the fee due to a sell-on clause included in the Dutchman’s previous deal. Van de Ven has been superb ever since he joined Spurs. The defender has featured in all of Tottenham’s games so far this season, but now they’ll have to make do without him for a while.

The injury also has a huge impact on the Netherlands national team, who face Ireland and Gibraltar this month as they aim to secure Euro 2024 qualification. Daley Blind will most likely play in Van de Ven’s place during his period of absence.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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