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The Sun Aug 13, 2019

Glum Vertonghen was axed for Spurs win over Villa after ‘poor fitness levels’ and lacklustre pre-season ahead of Prem opener

JAN VERTONGHEN was dropped from Tottenham’s opening day Premier League squad for their victory over Aston Villa because of his poor fitness levels and his lack of application in pre-season, it has been claimed. The Belgian centre-half was a surprise omission from Mauricio Pochettino’s 18-man squad but Spurs did not miss him as they ran […]
Cartilage Free Captain Aug 13, 2019
Pochettino downplays rumors of a rift with Jan Vertonghen, saying he could play “until he’s 40”

Pochettino downplays rumors of a rift with Jan Vertonghen, saying he could play “until he’s 40”

Photo by James Williamson - AMA/ Pochettino’s comments seemed to quash rumors of an emerging rift between himself and the Belgian CB. In the aftermath of Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, it seemed like all anyone wanted to talk about was Jan Vertonghen and a supposed new “rift” with his manager, Mauricio Pochettino. However, new comments from Poch have downplayed a deterioration of that relationship, suggesting that while Vertonghen’s omission may have been a pointed managerial decision, it isn’t anything that has permanently harmed their...
Cartilage Free Captain Aug 10, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa: Ndombele and Kane fire Spurs to first win

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa: Ndombele and Kane fire Spurs to first win

Photo by Marc Atkins/ August curse? Ain’t no thing. Tottenham Hotspur faced a stiff test from a surprising Aston Villa side in their first match of the Premier League season today at Spurs’ home stadium. Despite leaking an early goal to the Villains and going the opening 72 minutes without scoring, Spurs got a goal from Tanguy Ndombele on his debut and a brace from Harry Kane, and Tottenham rolled to a solid 3-1 win. The big, and probably only, surprise of Tottenham’s lineup was Jan Vertonghen’s exclusion from the matchday 18. Early reports suggested a minor injury, but others...

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