A number of Tottenham Hotspur supporters have suggested that Jan Vertonghen may be finished at the highest level after watching the defender’s performance against Watford on Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to alleviate the concerns of supporters by drawing 1-1 against the Hornets. Quique Sanchez Flores’s men remain bottom of the Premier League table, and were close to securing their first win of the campaign at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs were grateful to VAR as Dele Alli’s controversial equaliser was given. And they benefitted from another surprise call from those using the technology.
Gerard Deulofeu went down under a poor challenge from Vertonghen inside the box. However, a penalty was not given to the visitors.
Deulofeu made the most of the contact. But it was still a big surprise that Watford were not given a penalty. And, regardless of whether Spurs were lucky or not, there is surely no question that Vertonghen’s attempt to win the ball look half-hearted.
Is Vertonghen finished?
The Belgian never looked like winning the ball and did lift his leg to catch Deulofeu. And some of the supporters feel that the 32-year-old is now proving to be too much of a liability for Tottenham.
Some on social media have asked for the defender to be dropped, but there are others who have suggested that he should not play for Spurs again as he is nowhere near being the player that was once one of the best in the Premier League.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Vertonghen’s display…
No reason for Jan, Danny, or aurier to see the field again. Simply horrible all year.
— Matthew Sweat (@MSweatGFG) October 19, 2019
Vertonghen looked to be almost sabotaging the game. Deliberate tackle that should have been a penalty. Wayward amateur passes. Leaving passes for opposition. Similar for Rose. There are players that are rebelling for whatever reason and should be sacked/sold/benched.
— STVN (@SStyloF) October 20, 2019
Alderweireld and Vertonghen combined lost the Ball 41 times against Watford.
Both well and truly finished at this club sad to say.
— E❄️ (@thfcesv2) October 19, 2019
-Ndombele, Son and Lamela should have all started.
– Vertonghen should be dropped.
– Lucas Moura more effective as a substitute.
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) October 19, 2019
I hope I never see vertonghen and rose in a spurs shirt again and it’s a shame really
— SessSZN (@SessSZN) October 19, 2019
Vertonghen unrecognisable. Absolutely terrible right now
— c (@Iucasmoura) October 19, 2019
Need to get rid of vertonghen.
— Haydn A.K.A Triptameen (@HaydnMey) October 19, 2019