Jan Vertonghen at WHL on Saturday [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

Selection Issue For Tim Sherwood At Tottenham (1) Jan Vertonghen

The absence of Jan Vertonghen through injury since the beginning of December has been a problem for Tottenham. With the Belgian defender soon to return it greats a selection issue for Tim Sherwood – where will he play him and who to leave out of the team?

A Selection Issue For Tim Sherwood At Tottenham (1) Jan Vertonghen

Since taking over in mid-December, Tim Sherwood has had limited playing resources available to him due to Tottenham’s lengthy injury list. Now, however, with players gradually returning to fitness how will the Head Coach accommodate them in his team?

It was good to see Jan Vertonghen at White Hart Lane thanks to Jav’s Exclusive photograph from Saturday’s win over Palace. The central defender also tweeted that he is close to returning to fitness.

Another 3 point yesterday!!! Well done! Hopefully last couple of days in my recovery next week!

Once Vertonghen is fully recovered and available for selection he will be an automatic choice in the team but where will Tim Sherwood play him?

Vertonghen prefers to pay in central defence but with Spurs injury problems at left back he has filled in there during his two seasons with the club. What will Tim Sherwood decide?

If he opts to play Vertonghen at left back, Danny Rose who has just returned from injury won’t be happy and Vertonghen, himself will probably be less than delighted.

While concerned at Spurs left back position, most supporters would prefer to see Vertonghen in the centre of the defence where he brings most to the team. If that is the option the manager decides on, who loses out for the returning Belgian international – captain Michael Dawson who is 100% Tottenham and is totally committed in every game or the Romanian international Vlad Chiriches who of the seven summer signings has, to date, probably settled best and made the greatest contribution to the team.

A difficult decision awaits Tim Sherwood in the coming weeks.

You’re The Manager!

Where do you play Jan Vertonghen – in central defence or at left back?

Who drops out of the team – Danny Rose or Michael Dawson or Vlad Chiriches?


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