Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen: We deserved more against Chelsea, we were brave

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has reflected on the midweek defeat to Chelsea and has looked ahead to their match against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen felt that his side deserved more than what they got against Chelsea in midweek. 

The Belgian international says that the Lilywhites were not rewarded for showing their attacking intent as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Jose Mourinho's side.

Tottenham actually made the better start to the game, but two goals in quick succession killed off their challenge and Vertonghen bemoaned their luck in the fixture. 

“We were determined not to just drop off and let Chelsea come at us,” he told the club's official site.

“We showed in the early stages that we were trying to be brave and the two goals in quick succession were a big blow. I thought we deserved more.”

Tottenham ended up losing the game 3-0, with Loic Remy putting the gloss on the scoreline after Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba's strikes.

It was a disappointing result for Spurs, who had been showing some signs of improvement in their recent fixtures.

Mauricio Pochettino's men had played very well against Everton and picked up a 2-1 win last weekend, and Vertonghen wants them to repeat that level of performance tomorrow when they take on Crystal Palace. 

“We have to show the same level of performance that we did against Everton," he said.

“We need to keep winning our home games and build on what we did against Everton when we play Palace on Saturday. We have to show a good mentality and I’m confident we’ll put the Chelsea result behind us.”

Spurs can ill-afford another defeat in front of their own supporters, having already lost four times at White Hart Lane in the league this season. 

The atmosphere at the club is one of frustration at the moment, with every step forward seemingly accompanied with two steps back, but a victory over Palace should stop concerns growing any further.

Tottenham should be well capable of that, given that the Eagles are not the force they were last time around, and if they are able to pick up the three points they could elevate themselves to as high as seventh in the Premier League table. 

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