Tottenham fans have long relied upon Jan Vertonghen, however, this season the Belgian has been sidelined by both Mauricio Pochettno and injury, although he came back into the side on the weekend when the Lilywhites hosted Bournemouth, and the ex-Ajax man showed his worth.
At the veteran age of 32-years-old, Vertonghen may be approaching the end of his career, but he is a top player and one of the best in the Premier League, with his last-ditch challenge on Callum Wilson on Saturday doing enough to prove that as he stopped a near-certain equaliser.
Dele Alli’s double was added to by Moussa Sissoko, and then the Cherries hit back through two strikes from Harry Wilson, although had Vertonghen not intervened at the death and stopped Callum Wilson then Jose Mourinho may well be ruing a draw having thrown away a three-goal lead.
It’s clear as day that Vertonghen has an awful lot to give in north London still. The Belgian has amassed more caps for his country than anyone in Belgian football history with 116, and back in June 2018, he became the first man from his nation to win 100 caps (Goal.com).
The centre-back’s international pedigree and countless appearances at the top level for Tottenham make him someone who the fans have come to adore over the years, and on the weekend he showed why once again, against the Cherries, though, he featured as a left-back.
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The defender fits into the system that Jose Mourinho has been using perfectly, starting at left-back and tucking in to become a back three when the Lilywhites go forward. He’s the perfect option for Mourinho and once again he showed exactly what he can do when he’s playing at his best.