Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen shares what Alderweireld does better than Sanchez

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017 in Leicester, England.

Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen has partnered both Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez in defence this season.

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Spurs ace Jan Vertonghen sat down for an exclusive interview with Sky Sports and discussed the differences between teammates Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez.

The Belgian has been with Tottenham since the summer of 2015, after making his £11.5 million switch from Atletico Madrid, whilst the Colombian centre-back arrived at the club this summer, for nearly four times the cost of the 28-year-old.

Alderweireld has been one of the league's most consistent performers over the past couple of years, and is now widely considered to be one of the best centre-backs in the world, and his absence through injury over this past month has really hit the Lilywhites hard.

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa (L) attempts to bring the ball down while under pressure from Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur (R) during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match...

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Sanchez has stepped in and performed admirably, that cannot be denied, although Spurs fans will be desperate to have the Belgian back and available for selection.

Vertonghen sat down for an interview with Sky Sports, and highlighted how Alderweireld is a better reader of the game than Sanchez - something that they have desperately missed in recent weeks:

Spurs player Davinson Sanchez in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

"Very good defenders in my opinion, but different. Toby is very good at anticipation and reading the line and the space behind a defence. And Davinson is very strong man to man, has a lot of pace and is strong in the air."

Tottenham head to Vicarage Road to take on Watford today, and a win will be of absolute paramount importance to their hopes of keeping pace with the top four, although they will have to cope once again without Alderweireld, who remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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