Captain Jan Vertonghen: “We went a little too much in the playing style of the Greeks”

Jan Vertonghen played his 90th international match for the Red Devils and was, in the absence of Eden Hazard the captain in the world cup qualifier against Greece (1-1).

Jan Vertonghen © BELGA

Also he was surprised at the goal of Mitroglou shortly after the rest. “I think it was there by the Greeks on the society a kopduel won and we were each other what to look in the back. Mitroglou was able to escape and made it well,” said the Tottenham defender, after the end.

“After the goal we had to pursue and the pace it was difficult. There were many mistakes made and they played it smart by many to lie down and time to win. We went there a little too much in. They have their style of play, however, a point picked, so they have right for it,” said Vertonghen about the negative style of play from Greece.

Just as Courtois had Vertonghen praise for the goal from Lukaku. “You there is little to do as Romelu the ball as. In those situations, he is one of the best strikers in the world. He makes it beautiful.”

“Obviously we had Eden and Kevin today to good use because they are world-class players, but even without them we had this match actually should have won.”

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