Tottenham Hotspur secured a memorable first leg win in the Champions League last night as they took on German League leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Spurs were without Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and any recognisable left back for this first leg at Wembley, but that may have been a blessing in disguise.
Due to personnel problems, Pochettino was forced to play Jan Vertonghen at left wing-back, a decision that proved to be a master stroke.
Not only was Jan solid defensively as usual, he was also the most potent attacking threat of the night down that left hand side.
Not content with setting up the opener with a delicious cross into Sonny, Jan then turned goal scorer, doubling Spurs’ lead before Llorente added a third.
Vertonghen had the most take-ons completed in the match with 4, the joint-most interceptions with 4, and the joint-most clearances with 3.
In an attacking sense, he also had the joint-most attempts on target, goals, and assists, as well as the second most crosses completed.
Man. Of. The. Match.
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