Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen’s means to play in a number of positions was essential of their 3-Zero win over Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie, in keeping with teammate Son Heung-min.
Vertonghen, who often performs as a centre again, was deployed as a left wing-back within the absence of the injured Danny Rose and the versatile Belgium worldwide helped himself to a purpose and help within the first leg at Wembley.
“Jan Vertonghen is technically unbelievable and may play in any place,” Son stated in a post-match interview to BT Sport.
“I’m very pleased for him, he deserved it. One purpose and an help.”
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Vertonghen doubled Tottenham’s lead within the 83rd minute when he bought on the tip of Serge Aurier’s cross, however it was his help for the primary purpose that was one of many fundamental speaking factors of the match.
The 31-year-old noticed Son making a run to the again put up earlier than floating in a cross for the South Korean ahead to volley house, a purpose that ‘rattled’ the guests in keeping with Dortmund’s Mario Goetze.
“The timing of the primary purpose was essential,” Son added. “The cross was unreal, I did not must do something, I simply touched the ball.”
Tottenham journey to Dortmund for the return leg on March 5.