Vertonghen reaches milestone for Belgium, Tottenham Hotspur fans react

Jan Vertonghen is a firm favourite among the Tottenham Hotspur following, so it is no surprise that the defender was hailed by the fans for reaching a massive milestone in his international career.

The defender has been handed his 97th cap for Belgium, making him the nation’s most-capped player.

The King Baudouin Stadium is the stage for Vertonghen’s achievement as Belgium face Cyprus in their final World Cup qualifier of the campaign.

The 30-year-old, who has been handed the captaincy from Eden Hazard for the match, will surpass Jan Ceulemans’s record of 96 appearances, which was set in 1991.

Tottenham were quick to praise their defender on Twitter, and the fans soon followed.

Vertonghen will return to club action this weekend when Spurs face Bournemouth at Wembley in the Premier League.

The centre-back, who has struck up a solid partnership with Toby Alderweireld, has made nine appearances in all competitions so far this season.