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2013 10 26 Retrieve
[Jan Vertonghen on Andros Townsend] I think Andros can be our new Gareth Bale. He has so much pace and technique and skills, and he can do it with both feet. Can he reach the same level as Bale? Maybe one day, if he keeps working – and he will. In two or three years I think he can be on that level.
2017 10 10 Retrieve
[Vertonghen breaks Belgium appearance record with 97th cap] Yes, it’s true. He came to me to tell me to take the captain’s armband. I thought that was really nice of him, but I refused. I’m not a guy who wants to push himself into the spotlight or stand out from the crowd
I heard it said that I wanted to play with the No. 97 shirt against Cyprus to mark the occasion, but that’s not true. I’m a normal guy who wants to play games, whether it be the first, the 95th or the 97th of my international career.
[He later added on the Cyprus qualifier] I know I’ll be put in the spotlight, but I don’t know how. I’ll try to enjoy that in front of my family
2020 04 22 Retrieve
[Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has admitted he is open to leaving the club] I want to sign with the right club. It could be Spurs, or another club. It must be a club with ambition. I want to play in Europe, as the national team is important for me. I want to play in Europe and learn another language. Spain and Italy are options. And the duration of the contract will also play a role
It might sound weird, but since the corona crisis there is more interest. I’m a free agent and some clubs might not have a lot of money
2020 06 22 Retrieve
[Jan Vertonghen has agreed to extend his existing contract at Tottenham until the end of the season] I want to play in Europe and learn another language. Spain and Italy are options. And the duration of the contract will also play a role