Thursday, 10th January, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has told the club’s fans that he feels he can become even better.

Vertonghen signed for Spurs over the summer from Dutch giants Ajax, a side he captained to the Eredivisie title last season.

The Belgium international has quickly looked every inch a leader at White Hart Lane – so much so that team-mate Moussa Dembele even suggested Vertonghen should be appointed skipper at Spurs.

He has performed well, and often in an unusual left-back role; he is a natural centre-back.


Vertonghen has also netted crucial goals for Spurs, with the highlight being his strike in the club’s 3-2 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

But, he insists, much more is to come.

"I wanted to be ready when I came to the Premier League and I felt ready when I came to Tottenham", he told his club’s official site.

"I think I’ve done okay, but you haven’t seen my best yet. I think I can improve.

"I’m happy with my first six months, played a lot of games, feel the confidence of the players, staff and supporters as well.

"After six months, I think I can be happy with my performances. The fans have been very supportive, I love them as well!"

Vertonghen will be aiming to help Spurs qualify for next season’s Champions League by booking a top four Premier League finish. In many ways, that would more than equal his Dutch title-winning heroics of 2011/12.

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