There was good news for Spurs fans as Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho returned to training yesterday but as yet, there’s no word as to when either will be fit for selection. Both men could face a battle to get back into the side when they are 100% but the question mark over Vertonghen is the more straightforward.
In 2012-13, the Belgian proved to be one of the signings of the season and ended the campaign with plenty of recognition from both inside and outside of the club. Now, in his absence, Vlad Chiriches look like an Identikit version – supremely calm on the ball while providing the occasional threat up front.
Both men are left sided players so who gives way when Jan is ready to reclaim his place in the side? Of course, there is the option to switch Vertonghen to left back but we all know how the player feels about that.
It does seem that Chriches and Vertonghen both have to be accommodated. Do you agree with that conclusion and if so, how does Tim Sherwood do it?