Jan Vertonghen reacts on Twitter to Tottenham’s game with Chelsea yesterday
Vertonghen is no stranger to the derby and played in the fixture plenty of times during his time in North London.
The Belgium international played in arguably the most famous tie between the two teams back in 2016, known as the ‘Battle of the Bridge’.
The score also ended 2-2 in that game and ended Tottenham’s title hopes that season, but like yesterday, it was also a fiery affair.
Vertonghen reacts on Twitter
Now the Benfica defender has reacted to the game yesterday and he thinks it’s the best fixture in the league.
And Vertonghen may have a good point after yesterday’s game produced some unforgettable moments.
Spurs were on the backfoot for most of the game but somehow found a way to come back from losing positions twice.
Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were both sent off after the full-time whistle as the pair clashed over incidents during the game.
Tuchel was unhappy with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equaliser during the second-half and Conte celebrated right in front of the Chelsea bench, which left the German boss unhappy.
Then the two managers shared a handshake at full-time and clashed once again, which led to both of their dismissals.
Just like the fixture in 2016, there were some heavy tackles and moments of controversy throughout the game.
Cristian Romero appeared to pull Marc Cucurella’s hair just before Spurs’ last-minute equaliser, which also left Thomas Tuchel furious after the game.
It’s set to be a heated battle when the two teams meet once again this season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in February.
Chelsea will feel they should have taken all three points yesterday and will be out for revenge in the next fixture. But Spurs will undoubtedly perform better in front of their own fans later this season.
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