Tottenham senior ace admission: My teammates have been making fun of me
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen has revealed he has been made fun of by his teammates for his lack of goals.
The 29-year-old Belgium international is considered one of the best defender’s in the Premier League due to a number of stunning displays in the back line.
However, with his last goal for the club coming in a 2-1 win against Sunderland in 2015 the defensive star has shared that he is being made fun of.
Additionally, he felt he may be putting an end to his teammates taunts after making a surging run up the pitch against Everton, but Joel Robles pulled off a smart save.
“They’ve been making fun of me for not scoring and I thought today might be my day but my goals will come,” told Vertonghen in a post-match interview, as quoted by the official Tottenham Twitter page.
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A Vertonghen goal was not needed to secure Tottenham the three points at White Hart Lane.
Two goals from Harry Kane as well as a late Dele Alli effort ensured that goals from Romelu Lukaku and Enner Valencia weren’t enough to give Everton anything on Sunday.
The win has now seen Spurs move within seven points of top of the league Chelsea, who are set to play on Monday evening and despite not scoring fans will be hoping Vertonghen’s impressive form continues.
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts believes Ben Davies had his best game of the season against Everton.