Tottenham fans will still be coming down off of the buzz of their win last night. After PSG overcame Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford, Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t prepared to suffer a similar home-leg disappointment, as his side ran out 3-0 winners. The resounding win just wouldn’t have been possible though, without Jan Vertonghen.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 13 February 2019
On an incredible night where everyone played their part, it was the sublime makeshift left-back Jan Vertonghen who really took it to the Germans. The Belgian had a fairly quiet first-half where he marshalled the young Jadon Sancho well, then in the second he burst into life with an assist and a goal as Pochettino’s men put one foot into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Vertonghen was always going to be in the running for the man of the match poll after the game, and whilst the three players chosen alongside him in Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Heung-Min Son were all superb on the night, there was just nothing stopping the incredible Belgian. The 31-year-old got stuck into Borussia Dortmund, putting to bed the red card he received against the Bundesliga side in the group stages of last season’s Champions League as he shone for the home side.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on who their man of the match was here:
Super Jan. No question.
— ㅤ (@G0Spurs) February 13, 2019
Should just be Jan 4 times to avoid stupidity
— Tim (@CookPassTim) February 13, 2019
If anyone votes anything then jan I’m done
— Harrison Myatt (@MyattHarrison) February 13, 2019
Has to be Jan vertonghen.
Playing in unnatural position. Scoring and assisting
— Full вαчєsiαn Apprσαch (@Lewanjoski) February 13, 2019
Is this even up for debate? Super Jan
— Lord Pryer (@adampryer) February 13, 2019
Imagine not saying Jan
— Mac (@Macaully_Moffat) 13 February 2019
Imagine not voting Jan Vertonghen
— . (@Alderweireldx) February 13, 2019
Jan but the whole team were superb.
— spurs4life (@LouJayne1882) February 13, 2019
The Lilywhites were pretty clear on who they believe the man of the match was and it’s hard to blame them when you look at how well the Belgian played it’s not hard to see why.