Tottenham were back in Premier League action yesterday and after suffering defeat at the hands of Lionel Messi and co in the week, Mauricio Pochettino’s side needed a win ahead of the international break. An Eric Dier goal sealed a 1-0 win over Cardiff and after the game, the injured Jan Vertonghen took to Twitter to congratulate the side the big three points.
— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) 6 October 2018
In a fully fit Tottenham side, Pochettino usually opts for Vertonghen starting alongside Toby Alderweireld in a back four and to have one of your starting centre-backs missing is never ideal. However, The Lilywhites are lucky enough to have Davinson Sanchez to step in and perform the way he does and will be able to cope without Vertonghen in the short term as their current partnership of Alderweireld and Sanchez have stepped up.
Whilst the international break is now upon us it will give Vertonghen some time to recover without having to worry about how his team are getting on. The Belgian defender will be missed by his country though. Vertonghen has won more caps for his nation than anyone and Roberto Martinez will be hoping he’ll have Vertonghen back as soon as possible just as Pochettino will.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on Vertonghen here:
Hurry back Jan as soon as possible, we miss you at the heart of our defence x
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 6 October 2018
We miss u jan…..the of our defence
— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) 6 October 2018
Speedy recovery Jan. Your absence has affected our defence massively. Crucial player. #THFC
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) October 6, 2018
Get well soon jan
— Martin Stevens (@MARTIN_THFC) 6 October 2018
Get well soon super Jan; you’re missed.
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) October 6, 2018
Ly Jan, we miss you goat
— Melissa. (@melissathfcc) 6 October 2018
Get well soon Jan. Everyone just plays with so much more confidence when you're in defence.
— Graham Marshall (@GrahamMarshall_) October 6, 2018
Vertonghen will be missed sorely by Tottenham and the sooner he’s back then better as far as the Lilywhites are concerned.
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