Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen`s ability to play in multiple positions was crucial in their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday`s Champions League last-16 tie, according to team mate Son Heung-min.
Vertonghen, who usually plays as a centre back, was deployed as a left wing back in the absence of the injured Danny Rose and the versatile Belgium international helped himself to a goal and assist in the first leg at Wembley.
“Jan Vertonghen is technically unbelievable and can play in any position,” Son said in a post-match interview to BT Sport.
“I am very happy for him, he deserved it. One goal and an assist.”
Vertonghen doubled Tottenham`s lead in the 83rd minute when he got on the end of Serge Aurier`s cross, but it was his assist for the first goal that was one of the main talking points of the match.
The 31-year-old spotted Son making a run to the back post before floating in a cross for the South Korean forward to volley home, a goal that `rattled` the visitors according to Dortmund`s Mario Goetze.
“The timing of the first goal was very important,” Son added. “The cross was unreal, I didn`t have to do anything, I just touched the ball.”
Tottenham travel to Dortmund for the return leg on March 5.
Source: Zee News