Tottenham Hotspur will learn tomorrow (Sunday 24 January) the extent of Jan Vertonghen's knee injury after the Belgium international was forced off during the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Vertonghen, 27, suffered the knock in a clash with Palace striker Connor Wickham.
The centre half struggled on for a few minutes but limped off after 75 minutes, when he was replaced by Kevin Wimmer. Pochettino told Sky Sports after the victory at Selhurst Park Vertonghen will undergo tests to determine the problem, but admitted his defender was left in some pain.
"We have to wait and assess him tomorrow," Pochettino said. "We hope it's not a big issue but we don't know for now. It was painful with his knee and ankle but tomorrow we need to assess him better."
Vertonghen's own goal after 30 minutes gave Palace the lead after diverting Wilfried Zaha's cross past Hugo Lloris. The away side drew level 18 minutes into the second half, however, when Harry Kane rose above Damien Delaney to steer a header past Wayne Hennessey.
The moment of the match came six minutes from full-time when Dele Alli produced what will surely be considered the goal of the season. Receiving the ball from Christian Eriksen with his back to goal, the 19-year-old took the ball under control, lifted it over Mile Jedinak and, on the turn, found the back of the net with an incredible 25-yard volley.
Nacer Chadli sealed all three points with a wonderful effort of his own, cutting in from the left and curling one into the far corner from outside the box.