Tottenham fans hail ‘SuperJan’ Vertonghen after Belgian is named Champions League Player of the Week

‘Obviously. He was outstanding’: Tottenham fans hail ‘SuperJan’ Vertonghen after defender is named Champions League Player of the Week for brilliant performance against Borussia Dortmund

  • The Spurs defender has won the Champions League Player of the Week award
  • The Belgian scored the second goal in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Dortmund 
  • Football fans took to social media to praise the player they call ‘SuperJan’

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen produced a man-of-the-match performance in his team’s 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-16 first leg. 

The Belgian netted with seven minutes remaining after Son Heung-Min had opened the scoring, and substitute Fernando Llorente added another to give Spurs a three-goal advantage heading into the second leg. 

Vertonghen has subsequently been awarded the Champions League Player of the Week award, and fans took to Twitter to praise the 31-year-old. 

Defender Jan Vertonghen embraced his ‘SuperJan’ nickname by pretending to open his shirt to reveal the hero’s outfit after scoring Tottenham’s second goal against Borussia Dortmund


Appearances: 20

Goals: 2

Red cards: 1

Clean sheets: 6

(All comps – Tottenham – 2018/19) 

Multiple supporters posted GIFS and photos of the defender in a Superman costume, referring to his nickname ‘SuperJan’. 

Another fan responded to the news Vertonghen had won the award by tweeting: ‘Obviously. He was outstanding.’  

The defender broke forward on multiple occasions against the German outfit, and found the net by volleying in Serge Aurier’s right-wing cross.

The North London club will travel to Dortmund for the second leg on Wednesday, March 5, with a place in the Champions League quarter-finals at stake.