Anybody that saw Tottenham’s loss against Chelsea at the weekend will have been amazed at how differently the team played over various stages of the match. Defender Jan Vertonghen is incredibly frustrated with Spurs’ inconsistency through the course of a fixture and has called on his teammates to perform well for ninety minutes.
While the 4-2 score line indicates that Spurs were well and truly beaten on Saturday, those that saw the game will recall a completely different story after the team managed to nudge themselves 2-1 ahead in the second half. Of course, it cannot be disputed that Chelsea played exceptionally well and would have been more than a match for anyone, yet Tottenham’s performance differed at so many points through the game that it was simply frightening to watch.
Bearing in mind the above, Vertonghen has moved to provide his assessment on the game. Speaking to the press the Belgium international said, “At home we seem to play better after half-time. We need to think about how to put two strong halves together.”
As well as speaking about the whole team, Vertonghen also moved onto William Gallas. It would be fair to say there has been a lot of attention focussed on the former Arsenal defender over recent days, after he was made to look foolish on a number of occasions to the hands of Chelsea’s flair players. However, Vertonghen remains defiant on his teammate and insists that he is still a very good player for the club. He said, “William is our captain and an important player. He always wants the best for me, even though we are both centre-backs. I really appreciate him.”
Following on from the above, Spurs are still in the top cluster of teams yet a gap is slowly starting to appear between them and the top three sides.