Jan Vertonghen enjoyed perhaps the finest performance of his Tottenham Hotspur career against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Belgium international, usually a centre-back, was deployed at left wing-back by Mauricio Pochettino after injury ruled Danny Rose out of the game.
And the defender, who has been at Spurs since 2012, excelled in the role, laying on a brilliant assist to Son Heung-Min before scoring the second goal himself in a 3-0 thumping of the Bundesliga giants.
Vertonghen has played at left-back once before in 2018-19, in the 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Wembley.
But the 31-year-old was peerless against the German side, who were soundly beaten at Wembley, with Fernando Llorente coming off the bench to score the third goal to all but end the tie.
The performance from Spurs was perhaps all the more impressive given their injury list – along with Rose, both striker Harry Kane and midfielder Dele Alli were absent through injury.
And fans were left in awe of Vertonghen’s performance, taking to Twitter to lavish praise on the star. Take a look at some of the best reaction below…
Jan Vertonghen is a Rolls Royce
— Oly (@oly_lister) February 13, 2019
Jan Vertonghen has wasted his career at centreback, to be honest.
— RIP Cheese Room 2017-2019 (@bankruptspurs) February 13, 2019
Jan Vertonghen (and I mean this without any hyperbole or recency bias) is both the best centre-back and the second best left-back Spurs have had in the last twenty years.
— James Harris (@JamesCHarris97) February 13, 2019
Vertonghen is incredibly underrated. Thankfully. He is so so so good
— Alan (@LaptopManager_) February 13, 2019
I want a statue of Jan Vertonghen outside the new stadium doing his Superman celebration
— Creg (@CraigMcS96) February 13, 2019
Vertonghen was legendary tonight
— ZAC (@therealwalker37) February 13, 2019
Stunning second half. European football of the highest quality. Vertonghen impact like a meteor strike on the game. Breathless
— Alan Fisher (@spursblogger) February 13, 2019
Not sure Vertonghen has played a better game in the Shirt. Incredible all over the pitch. Foyth showed real maturity too. So many positives.
— Jamie (@Chopperelli) February 13, 2019