The Belgium photo that sums up Jan Vertonghen's brilliant season

Jan Vertonghen

The Tottenham Hotspur defender netted for his country on Friday night.

Jan Vertonghen was pictured celebrating with his Belgium team-mates on Friday night after scoring during his side's 3-1 win over Italy.

And the joyous image sums up the Tottenham centre-back's season so far.

Indeed, the 28-year-old has enjoyed success both with his club and his country this term - and there could be a good few months of it yet to come for Vertonghen.

Belgium's win over Italy confirms their status as one of Europe's biggest footballing nations and the Spurs defender looked delighted to score against the Azzurri.

 2015/16 InterceptionsTacklesClearancesHeadersMinutes Played
Jan Vertonghen 37 17 76 25 1,080
Kyle Walker 37 33 33 23 1,072
Dele Alli 29 23 17 8 763
Eric Dier 25 24 23 27 977
Toby Alderweireld 21 6 85 13 1,080

As Opta stats show, Vertonghen has excelled in several key areas for Spurs this season.

The Belgian hasn't always been at his best but that's where countryman and team-mate Toby Alderweireld has come in to help him.

Where Vertonghen has shone is in terms of the number of interceptions he has won for Tottenham, while also completing 76 clearances and winning 25 headers.

For Belgium, the 28-year-old has enjoyed success, as well. Apart from erring to concede a penalty against Andorra, Vertonghen has been at the heart of his country's run to the Euro 2016 finals.

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