Vertonghen salutes Spurs spirit

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Jan Vertonghen hailed a complete team performance after Tottenham came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

A stunning strike from Kevin Mirallas put Everton in front, but Christian Eriksen levelled before a rare goal from Roberto Soldado gave Tottenham a lead they kept to the final whistle.

“I think we can do better in possession, but I think we showed character,” Vertonghen said. “We had a very good defensive line, the midfield and strikers as well were very good. It was team performance today.”

Harry Kane had a hand in both goals, winning the ball from Gareth Barry to set up Soldado’s strike as Tottenham put pressure on Everton throughout.

“It helps that the strikers and midfielders press their direct opponents because it makes the distances smaller,” Vertonghen added. “It makes our job easier.”

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