Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to react after Jan Vertonghen was named as the Champions League Player of the Week after his heroic performance against Borussia Dortmund.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 15, 2019
The Belgian international shone against the Bundesliga leaders, assisting Heung-min Son’s opening goal before doubling his side’s lead with a thumping volley from Serge Aurier’s cross.
Vertonghen was playing in a left wing-back role, away from his usual centre-back position, and it proved to be a masterstroke by Mauricio Pochettino who can largely owe his side’s victory to the former Ajax man for his stupendous performance.
The 31-year-old also made four interceptions and three clearances as he also carried out his defensive duties against Lucian Favre’s dangerous league leaders to round off what was a thoroughly commanding display.
Naturally, Tottenham fans are extremely proud of their player for winning such an award, and have taken to Twitter to heap praise on the defender for his fantastic showing as Spurs put one foot in the quarter-finals…
— • (@MEMPH11S) February 15, 2019
Obviously. He was outstanding. ??
— Luke (@lukemcewen) February 15, 2019
Absolutely deserve it
— Ibrahim (@Ibrahim17350762) February 15, 2019
Super Jan a great game
And a masterstroke from
— Roger (@Roger26291907) February 15, 2019
Dam right !! Next level super Jan ????
— Kev Hendy (@isleofwightyid) February 15, 2019
— Martyn Asby (@MartynAsby) February 15, 2019
Fully deserved. Keep on going @JanVertonghen you’re doing great!
— Dylan Lingham (@dylan_lingham) February 15, 2019
Never in doubt
— Simon Garrett (@Alfie4791) February 15, 2019