By Dominic Toner
Jan Vertonghen believes that Tottenham were close to snatching a win against West Brom.
Spurs picked up a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns on Saturday and maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League.
Former player Nacer Chadli appeared to have won the match for the hosts with an 82nd minute goal, but Dele Alli scored a late equaliser to earn a point.
Spurs pressed forward to grab a winner in the closing stages, but failed to get the ball past an inspired goalkeeper Ben Foster for a second time.
Defender Vertonghen believes that the north London club would have won the match if they had just a little bit more time.
“If we had five or 10 minutes more I believe we would have scored the second,” Vertonghen said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
The result drops Spurs down to third and they are just a point behind Manchester City and Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and Vertonghen is a part of the best defence, conceding just four goals in their opening eight games.
The club’s main striker Harry Kane has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, but Pochettino has used the full depth of his squad.
Spurs’ key defender Alderweireld could be facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against West Brom on Saturday, with the Belgian stretchered off in the second-half.
Spurs face face Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday in their next match and will hope to get a positive result in the Champions League group game.
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Victor Wanyama’s performance against West Brom.