Jan Vertonghen has been one of the most consistent centre-backs in the Premier League for some time now.
The Belgium international has made more than 230 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur following a move from Ajax in 2012, and there is no question that the 30-year-old has become one of the best defenders in the top flight of English football.
It has been another brilliant campaign for Vertonghen, who has made 34 appearances in all competitions.
Whilst Toby Alderweireld has been on the sidelines through injury, Vertonghen has guided the talented but often shaky Davinson Sanchez in the centre of defence.
Solid in the tackle and calm on the ball, he has been outstanding once again.
Harry Kane and Dele Alli are seen as the jewels in Tottenham’s crown, but Vertonghen is certainly up there when it comes to importance to head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The Spurs fans absolutely love the experienced centre-back, and they have been on social media commenting on their feelings towards the former Ajax youngster.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 12, 2018
Thoroughly well deserved.
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) February 12, 2018
The best cb in the league #coys
— Yoland (@YolandJCSE) February 12, 2018
100% deserved. Super Jan # coys
— Tim Seymour (@timseymour1963) February 12, 2018
— Mitch Ballard (@MitchBallard11) February 12, 2018
— Andy Clark (@AndyClark1882) February 12, 2018
Best centre back in the league
— Liam Rain (@thatoneguyrain) February 12, 2018
Yesssssss super jan
— Az/Aaron (@SLiiPZHD) February 12, 2018
He’s been superb.
— Luke (@lukemcewen) February 12, 2018
What a defender
— Lillywhite Walkers (@SpursDenmark) February 12, 2018