Mauricio Pochettino’s use of a back three gives Jan Vertonghen the freedom to return to being an attacking defence man for Spurs.
Tottenham used their width and a narrow Jan Vertonghen to open up the opposition as it finished Spurs 2-1 Southampton at White Hart Lane.
Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld couldn’t stop their side playing in to the hands of the Azzuri as it finished Belgium 0-2 Italy in Lyon.
Attacking and being offensive is one thing, but are we getting too risky at the back, with Jan Vertonghen becoming overly impetuous in his defending?
After the 6-0 capitulation at the Etihad with Jan Vertonghen being exposed at left back, will Danny Rose need some help at the Lane?
With Spurs set to face Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool who all deploy two strikers, should we move to a back three against sides playing 4-4-2?
Tottenham went straight through the middle, as Jan Vertonghen twice exposed an out of position Jonathan De Guzman as it finished Swansea 1 Spurs 2.
Jan Vertonghen has been at left back for much of the season, but now his ability to drive forward is being used to unhinge teams playing 4-2-3-1.
Andre Villas-Boas deployed three centre backs in the second half against Arsenal, could we see more of this formation from Spurs in the future?
We knew Jan Vertonghen could play centre or left back when signing for Spurs. Now we’ve seen Vertonghen out on the left, we can see how he adapts his game.