Jan Vertonghen reveals why Tottenham’s defence feels good

The Belgian centre-half has stated that the work of the team has led to a solid defensive showing this season so far.

Tottenham centre-half Jan Vertonghen has stated that the hard work that the rest of the team put in is a key reason for the club’s good defensive showings so far this season, as reported on the Spurs official website.

The North London outfit have only conceded five goals in the Premier League so far in their opening seven games, the joint lowest in the division with leaders Manchester United.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won their last three league games, which has been based around a stern defensive effort by the back four and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Speaking after the side’s 1-1 draw away to Monaco in the Europa League last night, the Belgium international has stated that he and compatriot Toby Alderweireld are protected well in the heart of the team’s rearguard.

“Everyone puts so much effort in so we don’t have much to do most of the time - I have to give a complement to the guys around us,” he told the Tottenham official website.

“At the moment we feel confident as centre-backs with the full-backs around us. I think Hugo is having a good season so we feel good.”

Spurs will now look to bounce back against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium this Sunday, with a good run of domestic form suggesting that the side can finish in the top four this season.

The White Hart Lane faithful have questioned the team’s defence in recent seasons, but the side is looking more secure this term.

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