AVB tells Vertonghen he has no choice over position, Spurs boss slams Chelsea striker

A round up of key news stories about Tottenham Hotspur this morning.

Andre Villas-Boas has said Jan Vertonghen will have to continue at left-back until Danny Rose is fit.

Vertonghen said earlier this week that he wasn’t comfortable playing in the position as he’s naturally a central defender.

“I have had lots of conversations with Jan regarding this situation. Unfortunately he has to sacrifice his position as centre-back for the team,” said AVB.

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AVB has also spoken about the Hugo Lloris incident last weekend, blaming striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lloris suffered a bad blow to the head as Lukaku caught the French goalkeeper with his leg as he tried to chase down the ball.

“I think he could have jumped over perfectly. I want to believe that Lukaku's leg was not left late to clash into Hugo's head,” said the Spurs boss.

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Jermain Defoe can make history this evening as Tottenham prepare to play FC Sheriff in the Europa League.

If Defoe scores this evening then he will break Martin Chivers’ European goalscoring record for the club, which currently sits at 22 goals.

“The player represents Tottenham history and he is hopefully going to achieve a great individual achievement. We just need to enjoy the player and how he is playing at the moment and see how good and decisive he has been for the club,” AVB told the Sun.

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