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THFCSPURS19

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Better still, play him at left back, he has the perfect delivery.
I watch Vertonghen (I'm sure you'll disagree) and can't understand what defensive qualities he brings to a CB partnership apart from being left footed...his not a great tackler, he's not that good in the air nor does he posses any great pace or reading of danger. Jan's often out of position and for me worst of all doesn't take responsibility.

I suppose we don't have anything better in our squad at the moment but really hope Pochettinho can improve this having played as a CB.
Wow. I think Vertonghen's been outstanding in the last few months and for me, he's now very close to his 12-13 form. I can understand someone not agreeing that he's been 'outstanding' but to not rate him at all is just bizarre.
 

Dan Yeats

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That's the whole problem. Sure, we can put in a big effort Thursday and press hard and fight and maybe get through. They are a good team though and it's no guarantee that we do get through. More importantly, it will mean our players are not fresh for Chelsea in the cup final at the weekend, especially considering they have extra days of rest. It is now almost impossible to advance in Europe and win the cup.
I'm optimistically disagreeing with you there. Poch's attitude is 'if you're fit enough and not injured, you can run for 90 minutes' - hence his notorious training schedules.

I'm an eternal Spurs optimist admittedly, but I'm banking on the conditioning of our players making the fixture congestion bearable. I'm not necessarily saying we're fated to win everything of course, but I think we'll perform no matter what.

COYS.
 

double0

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Wow. I think Vertonghen's been outstanding in the last few months and for me, he's now very close to his 12-13 form. I can understand someone not agreeing that he's been 'outstanding' but to not rate him at all is just bizarre.
2012-2013 was that the season Vertonghen played at left back mainly?
 

double0

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There was no season where he played LB mainly.
Vertonghens better performances were at left back, he got into the EPL team of the season based on those stats acquired playing there .. He's also preferred at left back for Belgium.

I just think we need to improve at CB bizarre maybe.
 

THFCSPURS19

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Vertonghens better performances were at left back, he got into the EPL team of the season based on those stats acquired playing there .. He's also preferred at left back for Belgium.

I just think we need to improve at CB bizarre maybe.
Then why was he at CB in the PL team of the season?
 
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