Spurs are currently in the Champions League qualification spaces, but there is pressure on them with a number of teams hovering just behind them.
The Lilywhites cannot afford to slip up, and Vertonghen has spoken of his side’s need to put together a run of wins to fully establish their lofty position in England’s top flight.
"Leicester, Arsenal and City are up there and then there are teams right behind us doing superbly like Palace and Watford," he said.
"They keep the pressure on. If you win your game you will always make a gap somewhere because the way it’s going, teams will always drop points. At the same time, if you can put together a run of wins on the bounce, you can suddenly climb. That’s want you need, a good run."
Tottenham’s form so far this season has suggested that they could finally break into the top four.
Mauricio Pochettino’s has got the side playing stylish football and they have been a very formidable opponent.
Spurs have been resilient at the back, while they have also shown great quality in attacking areas.
This combination has been very successful, and has meant that Tottenham have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League fixtures.
Spurs’ next two matches come against newly promoted side's Norwich City and Watford, meaning they have a good chance to extend their impressive string of results if they play to their full potential.