Player watch: Jan Vertonghen

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  1. Locotoro

    Locotoro Prince of Zamunda

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    The video of him and Sissoko after the Madrid game was what Jan down to a T:

    Sissoko: "Hey Jan, good result eh?"
    Jan: " Hmm, not bad, not bad"
     
  2. hughy

    hughy I'm SUPER cereal.

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    He just kind of ploughed through their defence to score that from what I remember. He's got such determination when he's on the ball, I wish he'd do that more often now.
     
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  3. Damian99

    Damian99 Well-Known Member

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    The way i saw the game mate after Salah got his goal any joy he got was not out of Verts - any time those two came together Jan came out on top every single time - i cannot think of any of incident outside of his goal he got the better of Verts.
     
  4. whitesocks

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    Remember Vertonghen played LB for us in the early days, so he had licence to attack.
    {Plays LB for his country and got a goal just the other week.)

    When we are 3 at the back, one of them has licence to go forward at times.
    Vertonghen always looks the most dangerous.
     
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  6. C0YS

    C0YS Just another member

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    Doesn't play left back anymore for Belgium. They've moved to a back three and he slots in with Toby and another.
     
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  12. JW72

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    I believe Jan’s strike today was the first Wembley goal by a Spurs number 5 since...



    :)
     
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  13. coys200

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    Very strong feeling he will be on coaching staff when stops playing. Whenever soccer AM do those stupid questions and ask who will be a manager everyone says vertonghen.
     
  14. IfiHadTheWings

    IfiHadTheWings Well-Known Member

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    I love me a bit of Super Jan, he has been absolutely desperate for that goal for quite some time, buzzing to see him get it.

    Funny thing is hes superb at jinking runs and generally with the ball at his feet but just has rotten luck there is always those pesky goalposts in his way.
     
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  15. Dharmabum

    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

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    I remember him having a few difficult years under AVB, but ever since Poch arrived, he has been steadily improving to the point where he is now arguably one of the best CBs in Europe. He's so aggressive and progressive from the backline, which suits our high-line, high-pressing system perfectly. His positional sense, awareness and decision making enables him to break in front of the opposition attacker, often intercepting the ball before either passing or pushing on himself. He did this countless times yesterday.

    On the ball, he at least equals some of the best ball-playing centre-backs in Europe. Skilful, composed, with a burst of acceleration - he is vital to the way we play. Couple that with a very good passing range and he is proving to be the perfect all-round defender.

    Alderweireld may get all the plaudits, but Super Jan has been just as good.
     
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  17. Pellshek

    Pellshek Well-Known Member

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    He's been exceptional this season. If we're talking Spurs players of the season, I guess Harry is leading the pack, Eriksen not far behind, but Jan is in the conversation.
     
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  18. Shadydan

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    If he carries on I hope he gets recognised as the fans player of the year.
     
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    How good is he, only thing I would change about him is his age because I want him in our defence forever.
     
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  20. Tottenham_God

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    What does he need to do to get to Ledleys level another 3 years at this form?
     

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