Toby Alderweireld suffering with broken shoulder bone
Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed he played with a broken bone in his shoulder in his side's 2-2 draw against Spurs on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Belgian international was stretchered off after a fall during last week's loss against Stoke.
But he is keen to help his side achieve European qualification.
"The game was hell. I was in so much pain. There is a little bone broken, but my desire to play was so big," he told BBC Radio Solent.
"I did everything I could to play and gave my all for Southampton even with a broken bone."
Alderweireld revealed he had seen a specialist, who told him "nothing can happen, it's only pain management and how far you can go".
The result left Saints in seventh place, but only a single point behind both Liverpool and Tottenham
Asked about their prospects of a place in Europe next season, he added: "We're are going to try, we played good football today and that gives us confidence.
"We will recover this week and then go at it with the full 100%."