‘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
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.