Tottenham Focus – Super Jan Vertonghen, Spurs’ man of steel

Tottenham reclaimed fourth place in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Swansea, the goal an early Christmas present from the Belgian born in Sint Niklaas, Jan Vertonghen. The 25-year-old is on course – in competition with Michu – to become the signing of the season.

To make it even sweeter for Spurs fans, their gain was Arsenal’s loss. Vertonghen has been a revelation in the Lilywhite shirt this season, and his man of the match performance against Swansea was typical in many ways of his accomplishments to date. Fans may have been pleased to see him line up in his more natural position against the Swans at centre-back, despite how well he has performed at left-back.

The Belgian has added needed steel to a Spurs defence shorn of Younes Kaboul because of long-term injury. Vertonghen has led the Spurs defence this season in the league, winning 49 tackles at an average of 3.1 per match only just behind Sandro and Moussa Dembel

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