Jan Vertonghen reveals how his family are following machete robbery

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has spoken for the first time following the horrific burglary which happened at his house last week.

The Daily Mail revealed that four men wearing balaclavas who were carrying machetes and knives forced their way into the property while his wife and children were inside.

Vertonghen was in Germany last Tuesday with the rest of the Spurs squad for the second leg of the Champions League round of sixteen tie against RB Leipzig.

The Belgian was seen being consoled by head coach Jose Mourinho following the final whistle when it was still unclear to onlookers what had happened back in London.

The criminals demanded valuables and cash from Vertonghen’s terrified wife and stole a number of items before leaving without harming those who were inside.

Vertonghen has admitted that his family have been left in shock by the terribly traumatic incident.

He told The Sun: “I’m OK. Obviously it’s a big shock for everyone.

“The family are in shock but OK. It is what it is.”

The 32-year-old who is out of contract in North London in the summer refused to be drawn on what had been taken, he added: “I’m sorry I can’t tell you. We want to keep it as private as we can.”

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