Tottenham defender wins UCL Player of the Week award

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Several of Tottenham’s players produced terrific performances as Spurs thrashed Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Tottenham’s central defenders – Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld were solid at the back, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks worked tirelessly in midfield while Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura were a constant threat for the Dortmund back line.

However, one player who certainly stood out was Jan Vertonghen. The Belgian was asked to play at left wing back, due to injuries to both Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

While the 31-year-old central defender had played at left back in a back four before, he had never been asked to play this further forward.

Vertonghen rose to the occasion and put in a brilliant performance as he assisted Son’s first goal with a beautiful cross and scored the second as he met Aurier’s cross with a thumping volley.

The Belgian had no problems getting up and down the pitch for the entire duration of the match as he kept troubling Achraf Hakimi.

He was also his usual composed self while defending as he nullified the threat of the pacey Jadon Sancho in the second half.

‘Super Jan’ has thus deservedly picked up with UEFA Champions League Player of the Week award:

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