Josh Onomah: Jan Vertonghen is Tottenham Hotspur's most skilful player

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster Josh Onomah says Jan Vertonghen is their most skilful player.

When contemplating the most skilful players at Tottenham Hotspur, the names of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela immediately come to mind.

However, Joshua Onomah has told JD Sports' YouTube channel that he believes Jan Vertonghen is the biggest trickster in Spurs’ squad.

Vertonghen is not afforded much of an opportunity to try out tricks on the pitch, but he has impressed Onomah on the training ground.

“I would say Jan Vertonghen,” Onomah said when asked who the most skillful player in Tottenham’s team was. “He’s got a few tricky skills.”

Vertonghen has built up a reputation as a centre-back who is comfortable in possession, but Onomah has afforded him quite an accolade by claiming he is the most skilful player at White Hart Lane.

The youngster's opinion on Vertonghen may have been formed as the centre-back embarrassed him in Spurs' training last month with a piece of skill - and then decided to post a video of the trick online

The Belgian international is still most noted for his defensive ability, though, and that has come to fore this season – with Spurs boasting an impressive defensive record.

The Lilywhites have conceded just 10 goals in their opening 12 matches, with only three teams in England’s top-flight able to boast better records.

Tottenham’s defensive strength has seen them go unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League fixtures, with the North London outfit currently occupying fifth spot in the standings as a result.

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