Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood slams Jan Vertonghen

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Ex-gaffer Tim Sherwood was less than complimentary about Vertonghen's performance against Chelsea.

Last night saw Chelsea rubber stamp their title credentials as they swept aside an improving Tottenham Horspur side at Stamford Bridge 3-0.

Spurs had plenty of early chances and looked like giving The Blues a run for their money but in the end they capitulated after Eden Hazard scored the opening goal.

Didier Drogba and Loic Remy then showed that Chelsea need not rely on Diego Costa for goals to tie off a 3-0 triumph.

But while some impressed for Spurs others were poor. Vlad Chiriches was poor at right-back, predictably. But it was Jan Vertonghen whose performance truly upset many a Spurs supporter. The way he was brushed aside by Remy to score the third goal was embarrassing and for a player of genuine quality not good enough.

He has history against Chelsea. Whether accentuating a Fernando Torres poke in the eye or reportedly getting blasted by then manager Tim Sherwood back in March he is certainly not enjoying his fixtures against The Blues.

Back then it was reported that Sherwood, never one to mince his words, reportedly slammed his body language, continued disapproval of playing left-back and telling him he is not as good as he thinks he is.

Now, Sherwood has reportedly been at it again.

Several reports today claim that Sherwood, whilst commentating on a foreign station last night, slaughtered Vertonghen's performance in a single Sherwood-esque tongue-lashing sentence.

He is believed to have said:

"Vertonghen is so poor. Can't move his feet. He can't defend, this guy."

To be fair, Vertonghen was rather poor last night. He moans about wanting to play centre-back but in reality his best positions are and have always been as a left-back or holding midfielder - a position he has so rarely played since arriving in England.

Sherwood, for once, might actually have a point.

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