The World Cup continues to get better and better with a stunning game between Japan and Belgium ending with a last-minute goal from Nacer Chadli to secure a 3-2 win. It came after Japan went 2-0 up and looked to be on their way to a shock win after an incredible performance from the Samurai Blue.
The player who first got Belgium back into the game, however, was a Tottenham Hotspur player. Jan Vertonghen was the player of the season at Spurs last season and his goal is what clawed Belgium back into the tie.
It was, either a fantastic goal or a complete fluke.
A looped clearance landed from height at the back post on the head of the Spurs defender. He then expertly looped a header into the back post. If he meant it, it was a moment of magic from the Spurs defender. If not, it was still the right decision and it paid off.
Vertonghen needed to redeem himself. The Tottenham star was to blame for the first Japan goal, letting a through pass run underneath his foot.
Tottenham fans were extremely pleased to see their defender get through to the next round of the competition. Seeing former favourite Chadli get the goal to win it, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele also go through will no doubt please Spurs fans…
Jan Vertonghen saving my fantasy team ?xoxoxo
— Shelbie ???????? (@Shelbie_THFC) July 2, 2018
THE BEST CENTER BACK IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE!!! JAN VERTONGHEN!!!
— Ben Hurd THFC ?? (@coltsfreak18) July 2, 2018
— Kai Wilson™ (@KaiWilsonTHFC) July 2, 2018
Vertonghen the god
— Ryan [COYS/THFC] (@ryangoldy8) July 2, 2018
— Troy Scopelliti (@Thfc_Scops) July 2, 2018
Jan Vertonghen GOAT
— Huw (@hm_thfc) July 2, 2018
— Delme (@delme_cupido) July 2, 2018
SUPER JAN VERTONGHEN!! https://t.co/Lj7ZHznx3t
— Cenk. (@ca_thfc) July 2, 2018
Would like to see a table of football clubs who have had past or current players score at this World Cup. Spurs must be right up there. Kane, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Son, Modric, Chadli…missed any? #thfc #coys
— Rob Davies (@ByRobDavies) July 2, 2018
— Jordan Bolds ? (@J_BoldsyEra67) July 2, 2018