Jan Vertonghen boasts of Tottenham's squad depth as they continue to battle injury worries

Tottenham defender hails what he considers to be the best squad depth in the Premier League.

Jan Vertonghen boasts of Tottenham's squad depth as they continue to battle injury worries
Vertonghen in training (photo: Getty Images / Tottenham Hotspur FC)

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has boasted of his side's squad strength, as manager Mauricio Pochettino continues to battle against a number of injuries to key players within his squad.

Spurs have been struck with a number of injury problems in recent weeks, that threatened to derail their season early on, with key Champions League and Premier League games played without a fully fit squad.

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Harry Kane damaged his ankle ligaments in a 1-0 win over Sunderland, whilst Toby Alderweireld was the latest casualty after going off with a knee injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion

Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have been amongst the other absentees, whilst Mousa Dembele has also been sidelined at times.

Despite these problems, Spurs are still unbeaten in the Premeir League, and could be top by the end of the weekend. They're well placed to qualify from their Champions League group too, having taken four points from three games, despite two being away from home.

Belgian defender praises exceptional depth

Speaking about the squad depth at the club, defender Vertonghen said that they've "shown it [depth]" in recent weeks. He explained that there's "strength in the team" and that they can "miss almost anyone" whilst still being able to pick up positive results. 

Speaking about how the squad compares to others in the Premier League, Vertonghen conceded "obviously some other teams have exceptional talents" before praising his own, saying "we have them as well."

"Like I said, it’s a sign that we can miss everyone, almost, it shows the strength of the team," quipped the center-back.

Spurs' latest achievement with their injury list was a solid draw against Bayer Leverkusen away in the Champions League on Tuesday, a point gained without Walker, Kane or Alderweireld. 

Vertonghen said that "before, we might have lost this game, sometimes you have to take a draw."

He then went on to praise Pochettino, quoted as saying; "I don’t know what kind of credit you give him. But obviously he’s the brain behind this team, and he deserves every credit he gets, and maybe more."

Vertonghen (far right) battles with Javier Hernandez against B04 on Tuesday (photo: Getty Images / Simon Hofmann)
Vertonghen (far right) battles with Javier Hernandez against B04 on Tuesday (photo: Getty Images / Simon Hofmann)