Jan Vertonghen in action against John Eustace
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has told the club’s official Twitter page that his personal target this campaign is to concede fewer goals than last season.
Spurs conceded just 35 goals in 38 Premier League matches during the 2015-16 campaign.
The centre-back partnership of Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld was arguably the best in the English top flight last season.
Vertonghen has stated that his personal ambition this season is to conceded fewer goals than during the 2015-16 campaign.
Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen looks dejected
“We just want to do better defensive-wise than last season,” said Vertonghen on Tottenham’s official Twitter page when asked about his personal target this season.
“That’s the thing we are looking forward to the most. We want to concede less goals than last season. That’s what we are going for, and that’s my personal achievement as well.”
Vertonghen has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.
However, according to the 29-year-old’s aforementioned comments, it seems that he will remain at White Hart Lane this season.
Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko in action with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen
Tottenham kicked off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw with Everton away from home at Goodison Park last weekend.
The North London outfit’s performance in the first half against the Toffees was not great, but the Spurs players stepped up their game in the second period.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on London rivals Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.
Everton's Ross Barkley in action with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen