Dele Alli has revealed on Instagram that he misses former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Jan Vertonghen.
The Belgian defender left North London after eight years last summer when he joined Portuguese giants Benfica on a free transfer.
Vertonghen made 315 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham but departed after seeing his playing time limited under Jose Mourinho last season.
The 34-year-old admitted in December that he felt the effects of a concussion he sustained playing for Spurs for the following nine months which affected his form (Sporza).
Dele tried to invite the central defender into an Instagram live video chat yesterday afternoon (14/5/21 at 13:54) but Vertonghen was unable to get his audio working.
The former Ajax man was unable to fix the problem which left Dele admitting “Super Jan. I miss you, bro!,” before starting a rendition of the Super Jan song which was sung from stands of White Hart Lane season after season.
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) May 14, 2021
Aside from Vertonghen’s form issues last season which he has been open about, there is no doubt that Spurs miss the presence of a capable left-footed defender.
His ability to cover at centre half as well as on the left side of defence was plain to see when he put in one of his best performances in a Spurs shirt during the Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.
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