Tottenham Hotspur’s latest bout in the Premier League saw them clinch a morale-boosting victory over Bournemouth. Even though everything seemed done and dusted when Jose Mourinho’s men went 3-0 up, the opposition almost clawed their way back with the clash ending 3-2.
And one of the heroes on the night was definitely Jan Vertonghen, whose incredible goal-saving tackle prevented Bournemouth from getting another goal for their troubles. It didn’t take long for many of the fans to recognise their defender’s efforts, but they warned the club that they were not supposed to be in a position to scrap for the victory after going 3-0 up.
We really shouldn’t put ourselves in these situations after being 3-0 up…. but a good last ditch tackle
— Jack H (@Yidz_) December 2, 2019
We need to never be in these positions again 3-0 up
— MV🇷🇺 (@VamosYids) December 2, 2019
We need to stop getting ourselves in such ridiculous situations. Wasn’t this offside though?
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) December 2, 2019
And they really do have a point there. Even though Mourinho is still unbeaten and has three wins in his first three games in charge, none of them were really comfortable triumphs.
Sooner rather than later, this is bound to catch up with the Special One and doesn’t really look like a sustainable plan. Still, many other fans were also quick to point out this particular tackle was very much akin to that of Ledley King’s against Robben back in the day and they pointed it out on Twitter, while others were simply gushing over it:
Not only was that worth two points but saved spurs and Jose from utter humiliating capitulation and subsequent narrative. Up there with the @LedleyKing on Robben recovery and @AlderweireldTob tackle followed by two roulettes.
— adam kinsley (@adamkinsley) December 2, 2019
Shades of Ledley.
— Luke (@lukemcewen) December 2, 2019
Immense tackle 👌🏻
— Andy (@AndyBOy80) December 2, 2019
This tackle isn’t getting enough attention
— Dan (@SpursDaan) December 2, 2019
Super Jan 🐐
— Lizzi (@lizzi_watson) December 2, 2019
Finally, some of them stated that Vertonghen should sign a new contract with Spurs and that this piece of skill only serves as further proof of his importance to the team.
Of course, we still don’t know whether the 32-year-old defender is going to pen an extension or not but his current deal expires in the summer and Mourinho risks losing him for free.
If it were up to these fans, they would definitely not let him go:
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) December 2, 2019
Sign 5 years new contract and stay in the LB postion, next to you will play Toby and Koulibaly and sanchez/rose will be on bench when we need them.
Most importantly Louris Should be back ASAP, so in conclusion 1 new player to the mix and Spurs wil concede 20- goals in all season.
— love Life (@love_Life_7633) December 2, 2019
Absolutely crucial. You cant teach that, top player, reward his dedication with a new contract.
— David (@DCaulf83) December 2, 2019
Elsewhere, many Spurs fans were delighted with their star getting yet another recognition for his hard work on the pitch…