Tottenham fans just can’t get enough of “Super Jan” Vertonghen, and they are heaping praise on their star man on his birthday.
There has been a fair amount of turmoil at the back for Spurs this season, but there has been one man holding it all together, and fans are forever grateful to their favourite Belgian centre-back.
Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier have both shown moments of brilliance littered amongst times of trouble, and despite some good form from Ben Davies there has been plenty of inconsistency on the left side at times as well.
Davinson Sanchez has been fantastic, but he is still a young player in his first season in a new league, so some mistakes and lapses of concentration are to be expected.
With Toby Alderweireld seemingly forcing a move away from North London, that just leaves Vertonghen, the knight in shining armour of the Tottenham defence.
The Belgian star has had yet another remarkable season, averaging 1.9 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 4.5 clearances and 3.3 aerial wins across his 33 Premier League starts.
“Super Jan” turned 31 on Tuesday, and fans are running out of words to describe the veteran defender.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
I love you, Jan.
— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) April 24, 2018
Only player that is consistently solid! Love you jan!
— Cal Wilson (@CwWilson123) April 24, 2018
Player of the season for me! 👍
— Neil Burnell (@njburnell) April 24, 2018
— Broggs (@Broggybroggs) April 24, 2018
Our most consistent player this season #SuperJan
— Tobias Svensén (@TobiasSvensn) April 24, 2018
Best cb itl by a long way 🇧🇪
— Doni (@SonsOutBumsOut) April 24, 2018
Best CB in the world
— JH (@JAH59) April 24, 2018
Our player of the year
— Archie (@Archie_Tashjian) April 24, 2018